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Suzi Ruffell: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

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A bright young comic talking about class in this new hour.

At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?

It’s actually pretty close this year. During last years run I found what I was really good at was talking about class and how it has effected my life, so I knew the show would be something to do with that.

Have the momentous events of 2016 affected your comedy in any way?

Brexit was a bit of a catalyst for the show as it highlighted to me how different I am to some of my family, it made me look more closely at where I am from and how much I have changed from the girl I was when I grew up there. (To give you an idea, I was straight, wore a vondutch cap and was a member of a reptile club).

Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?

I will be sharing a flat with the wonderful and hilarious Jenny Bede who is my real life London housemate, so we are basically just moving our life to Edinburgh for the month. We will probably go running together and maybe yoga, we will also watch a lot of rubbish TV and occasionally have a cuddle- but not in a gay way.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Lots, Jenny’s of course, Tom Allen, Ivo Graham, Sara Pascoe and loads of others.

Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?

A deep fried mars bar.

What celebrity death hit you the hardest in 2016 (mine was Wogan)? 

Victoria Wood, she is such a hero of mine.

Suzi Ruffell: Keeping It Classy
Pleasance Courtyard
2-27 Aug, 9.45pm

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