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Heidi Regan: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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Hello. How are you today?

I’m very sleepy today because I woke up at 4am and was obsessing over a part of structure in my show that my 4am brain thought it could fix. It was an unhelpful way to go about things.

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

It’s still fairly close but only because I went cleverly vague in my blurb like an evil genius. It’s still got lots of shark film stuff, it would be awkward to cut that now what with the heavy shark angle in all the posters and title. I no longer do a 20min ramble about conspiracy theories and Dido and I think we’re all much better off for that.

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

I’m with about 6 or 7 other comics/friends (it’s rotating a little). I’m gonna help them survive by jumping out from behind couches shouting out quotes from any review they’ve got that they’re particularly hurt by, to keep them alert and on their toes emotionally. I am hoping for similar treatment.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Several friends are doing their debut hours as well so I’m excited for those the most because they’re all hilarious AND I’m emotionally invested. What a combo!

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

I get very very excited at the Fringe because you can’t walk a block without running into someone you know which is my idea of heaven. I spend a month screaming in happiness at surprise run ins. I’ve also got lots of friends and family visiting from different parts of the country and world so it’s all going to be too much for my heart to take.

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

Well I don’t think people reading this will know anything about me so probably ‘everything’ but personally I’m still reeling from a recent discovery where I thought I was 5ft 4inches for the last fifteen years then someone who insists they are 5ft 3 pointed out that she is taller than me and I can’t emphasise enough how much that threw my whole life out of whack wondering how I’d been so wrong all these years by about two inches. I even went to the local chemist where they measure you digitally. It said 5ft 4 but she’s still taller than me and has measured herself in a dance class with help from professional measurers so who do we trust, machines or humans? I mean, that in itself is a question we’re going to have to ask a lot more in coming years with all this AI so it’s a very emotional issue I think your readers will agree.

I’m bored of all the podcasts I currently subscribe to. Can you recommend me a good one please?

The podcast I listen to most often is Why Is Harriet Crying with Sunil Patel and Harriet Kemsley. I recommend it to you.

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

Thank you very much but I’ve just eaten.

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks
Pleasance Courtyard
1-26 Aug, 7.15pm

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