FRINGE PREVIEW – Lou Sanders: How To Be Awesome, An Introduction

Lou Sanders - How To Be Awesome: An Introduction

Lou Sanders - How To Be Awesome: An Introduction

Lou Sanders appears on BBC TV and radio and is now bringing her solo stand-up show – How To Be Awesome: An Introduction to Edinburgh. Described as a mixture of a young Steve Martin and a nine year-old girl having a midlife crisis, she tells us more.

Tell us a little bit about your show – where’s it happening, what’s it about, why should people come to see it?

It’s on at 5pm Gilded Balloon. It’s about your life and how the hell you can start making some better choices. The first of which is buy a ticket to the show.

People should come and see it because if they don’t they won’t see it.

What are you expecting from the Edinburgh Fringe?

At least one breakdown and a very large bill.

If I’m lucky some nice photos.

What’s been your strangest experience performing the show so far?

After doing a preview to a load of old people in a brightly lit cafe, one man told me for 10 minutes how he fell in love with me “as a performer”, but that “I didn’t have to do this.” I think meaning comedy. This was odd because, firstly the preview wasn’t bad and secondly he was the one in fleece trousers.

If money was no object, what publicity stunt would you do to promote your show?

If I had unlimited money I would ride in on an elephant*.

If I just had a bit of money then it would have to be a Great Dane (with a strong back).

As it is, I’m just having to cop off with Peter Andre for publicity.
*the elephant would be known to me, a friend even, so it wouldn’t be cruel.
The dog wouldn’t be but the dog would be reincarnated from a dead dictators & so fair’s fair.

Who else are you planning or hoping to see?
Tim Key, Brett Goldstein, Bridget Christie, Stewart Lee, Roisin Conaty, Daniel Simonsen

What do you have planned for after the Fringe?

A little sit down with my accountant

Sum up your show in three words for us

Everything you want

Lou Sanders: How To Be Awesome, An Introduction runs at the Gilded Ballon from 3-28 Aug at 17:00. More details are on the Fringe website.

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