Fringe interview: Adele Cliff

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep.

Is this your first time at the Fringe?

This is my debut hour but I have been up doing shorter shows and compilations before. I can’t wait to come back to Edinburgh and show off my first full show.

Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year?

My show is called Sheep and it’s my debut stand up hour. It’s about individuality, fitting in and working out if I’m a sheep or not.

How much work has gone into getting it ready for Edinburgh?

I’ve put a lot of work in to previewing and preparing my show. I’ve taken it to a lot of festivals and it’s been hard work writing and rewriting but I’ve had loads of fun, and loved meeting audiences and getting their thoughts.

Are you nervous ahead of your opening night?

Yes, but in a constructive ‘I’m going to make this the best I can’ way. I will be wearing my lucky socks for sure.

There’s thousands of shows on – why should Fringe-goers fork out to see yours?

My show is fun and full of jokes and I hope it will make people leave the room happy.

Are there any other shows on this year you’d recommend?

Sarah Keyworth, Catherine Bohart, Richard Wright and Laura Lexx. They will all be excellent.

What’s on your hit-list to see?

Way too many show to count but especially the ones I recommended. Also Ant Man and the Wasp.

What are you planning to do on your days off?

Cat cafe, alcohol, trampoline park. Probably not in that order.

Sell your show in no more than ten words….

More jokes about being competitive than any other show. Fact.

Adele Cliff: Sheep, 4:10pm, Just the Tonic, until 26 August, www.edfringe.com

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