Fringe comedy debut: Darts Wives
Comedians perform for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
This article is from 2013.
What do you think might work out as the best piece of advice you receive ahead of your Fringe debut?
It's a bubble, don't read reviews.
What do you expect will be the least useful piece of advice?
Try to get some early nights.
Imagine this is September: looking back at August, what would constitute a successful Fringe?
Not having to remortgage and being able to feed our children. Oh, and the lucrative TV deal!
In krugerrands, how much do you expect to lose during the Fringe?
There's not enough 0s.
Back in the old days, there used to be a thing called ‘the festival shag’. Is this ancient tradition likely to play any part in your thinking during August?
I doubt it. We are three mums in our show and shagging is so far from our world, it's almost like sci-fi.
Back in the old days, comedians would drink alcohol solidly for a whole month and still manage to get out and do their show every day: how much are you likely to imbibe per day?
The rule is never before a performance! Never count how much you drink and never drink and dial.
What qualities do you expect from a Fringe venue?
Just hoping for somewhere habitable.
Will you read your reviews before your run is over and if so, how do you think they will affect you as a comedian and as a human being?
The good reviews I won't believe and the bad ones I’ll believe every single word.
If you are in a multi-person act, will you consider returning solo next year?
No, I need the emotional support.
Do you undertake any superstitious rituals before going on stage?
Some of us go intensely quiet and others go completely manic. Not the best combination.
If you were about to perform at the Fringe for your tenth year, where would you expect your career to be at that point?
Michael McIntyre meets Miranda Hart.
Assembly Roxy, 623 3030, 3–26 Aug (not 12), 4.50pm, £10–£11. Previews 31 Jul–2 Aug, £6.