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Tori Scott: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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Tori Scott presents a musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people.

Hello. How are you today?

I’m ok! Slightly still drunk from my show last night but doing great!

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

It definitely still matches. I very much enjoy celebrating my poor life choices. Because I have so many of them, I can change one for another and it still makes the blurb accurate!

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

I’m living with my producer and 3 other artists. I’m hoping that we are all able to help each other stay sane throughout the month. I’ve lived alone in NYC for 5 years so this is going to be an adjustment, but I’m also looking at it like a fun reality show situation. Like the Real World Edinburgh.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Yes! When I saw that Kate Berlant and Janeane Garafalo were going to be in Edinburgh I squealed. I’m such a fan of both of them. I also love Lady Rizo who is doing her cabaret show for a couple weeks and the wonderful drag superstar Courtney Act.

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

I’ve never been to Scotland before so I’m really looking forward to the full experience of getting to know Edinburgh and the beautiful countryside and the whiskey. And, honestly, I really need a break from the craziness in the US for a bit.

The Fringe’s tagline this year is ‘Into The Unknown’. What do people not know about you?

I have a feeling most people will say “WHO?” when they see my name. So to the Edinburgh audience, I am the unknown. Just walking in the door to my show is entering an unknown. But I’m looking forward to introducing myself to them when they see my show. Once you see me on stage you’ll see I’m very much an open book.

Here’s a space to write about anything you want. Go for it.

I have two regrets from last night. Having that 3rd martini (because it was free) and smoking a cigarette (because it was free). But, nothing comes for free because I am paying for it today.

Tori Scott is #Thirsty
Underbelly, Bristo Sq
Aug 1-27, 10.15pm

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