FRINGE PREVIEW – Dana Alexander: New Arrival

Dana Alexander: New Arrival

Dana Alexander: New Arrival

“I’ve heard it’s crazy,” says Canadian comic Dana Alexander when asked what she expects from the Fringe. “Everyone I’ve spoken to uses the same word to describe it.”


Her appearance at the Fringe this August will be Dana’s first visit to Scotland. Since starting her career in stand-up comedy at the age of 18, she spent 11 years honing her skills in her homeland.

“I started out in Alberta,” she says, “which is like the Texas of Canada!”

“I then spent five years in Vancouver followed by five in Toronto – and now I’m based in London. Playing a new city is always a challenge – but humour is universal and it’s going great so far.”

Dana’s style of comedy is personal and based on her own experiences.

“It’s an hour of me; I’ve had a colourful background and I’ve got a lot to draw on.”

“My style’s been called aggressive in the past, but I think that’s changed over the years. I’ve now got a set that’s tried and tested, and I’m very excited about bringing it to Edinburgh.”

And what does she think the main difference between wokring in Canada and the UK is?

“Everything is smaller here!” she laughs. “The roads, the food, everything!”

We think she might alter that view once she sees the Fringe…

Dana Alexander: New Arrival is on at the Underbelly Cowgate from 4-28 August. More details are available on the Fringe website.

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