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Edinburgh Festival Comedy: 10 Questions With Anna Morris

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As the excitement grows for next month's Edinburgh Festival, so does our list of lovely comics we're thrusting questions in front of.

Today, it's character comedian Anna Morris. She's making her Edinburgh solo debut this year - and you may well recognise her from these marvellous 'Georgina's Wedding' video blogs.

Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.

Dolly Mixture: a darkly sweet collection of comedy treats. Six dolls, to charm and surprise you. Contains small parts and choking hazards. Some dolls bite…

Your best Edinburgh moment?
One of the first shows I was in, called Somehow I Feel Dirty, in 2002. We got a five star review in the first week, sold out and got a standing ovation one night - when my parents were in the audience. I was so proud!

And your worst?
The worst day of flyering ever, when one guy told me my face was very fat on the flyer, a man shouted at me for five minutes about how I was going to hell because I wouldn’t exchange my flyer for a bible, and small child took my flyer and then smacked me over the head with it.

You've got one hour free in Edinburgh - what do you do?
Get a massage!

Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?
It's got to be the little statue of Greyfriars Bobby on George IV bridge. It's very cute. He was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner. Now that's commitment...

Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!
Armstrongs vintage shop in Grassmarket. Also: go to the station and get a day return to North Berwick - a beautiful little seaside town only 25 minutes away. It’s a hidden gem, and a nice escape from the intensity of the festival.

Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?
Mars bar!

Kilt or trousers?
Can I combine both and have tartan trousers?

Arthur's Seat or Arthur Smith?
Smith on top of the seat.

Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, I will be mainly...
...drinking wine, crying, laughing, dancing, singing - all in puddles.”

Anna Morris's show Dolly Mixture is at 15.55 at The Voodoo Rooms, 4-25 August. Find out more and book tickets here.

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