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Alice Fraser: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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Alice Fraser explains our society of contradictions to a new robot mind in her Fringe show.

Hello. How are you today?

Pretty well. Behind on admin. A big dude knocked me at the gym while I was doing some weighted stuff and I think I am going to feel like crumpled wires forever. Pass some hot packs please.

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

I mean… not very? I never know what to say on blurbs, so even if they’re accurate they’re never accurate.

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

Staying with Laura Davis, and we will have brunch and tea, and complain about things together.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Laura’s show Ghost Machine, which I’ve seen a few times and still makes me laugh and think. James Nokise, John Hastings, Catherine Bohart. Andy Zaltzman, Nish Kumar, Phil Wang

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

Seeing as many things as I can, Live Bugle, going for long walks in the horrible weather, getting better at comedy, trying to buy things with Scottish money when I get back to London.

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

I only watch TV with other people, like I never think of watching it alone so if I’m into a series but the friend I’ve chosen to watch it with decides to stop watching it, my reaction is “oh no, I will never see the rest of that series”.

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

Um, I love deadlines and bad sci fi/fantasy books and big dumb action movies. Sometimes my priorities clash.

Alice Fraser: Ethos
Underbelly Bristo Sq
1-27 Aug, 7.55pm

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