Fringe: Lucie Pohl interview

NYC comedian Lucie Pohl, creator of the Fringe 2014 smash hit Hi, Hitler, is back this summer with Cry Me A Liver, her new “soul-twerking character comedy joyride”. In it, we meet a fame obsessed Sia wannabe, a philosophising Brooklyn bum, Putin’s sperm, a German mind and body healer with a serious crush on Benicio del Toro, and more.
AAA caught up with Lucie earlier this week for chat.

  • How has your Fringe been so far?

Wunderbar.

  • Tell us a bit about the show you’re in?
I’m in Cry Me A Liver at the Gilded Balloon. It’s a New York character comedy. I play 10 different characters all from New York. Expect hashtags, scumbags, doorags and a banana phone.
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  • What’s the audience reaction been so far?

One person got a rash in the shape of Jesus after my show but otherwise it’s been great.

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

Because no one else on the Fringe does an impression of Vladimir Putin’s sperm.

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

Eric The Fred, Gideon and Hubcap, Allie, Dave, Tar Baby

  • What’s on your hit list to see?

Sam Simmons, Every Brilliant Thing, Luisa Omielan, Aunty Donna, I’m Not Here Right Now.

  • What do you like to do in Edinburgh on your day off?

I don’t have a day off, so all I can do is dream about it.

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  • Can you recommend a bar or restaurant in Edinburgh?

Bon Vivant on Rose Street.

  • What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen this year? 

A man in a lion costume in a screaming match with a woman dressed as a Japanese geisha.

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Lucie Pohl – Cry Me A Liver, Gilded Balloon (Venue 14), 4pm, £9 (£8), until August 31,  0131-226 0000, www.edfringe.com