Perrier Award nominee Sarah Kendall is back at the Edinburgh Fringe with a new show that's been called "comedy with brains" in her native Australia. And luckily for us, she answered our 10 Quick Questions before heading up to Scotland...
Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.
Wow, that is a tough question! It requires me to put together a really succinct and pithy answer so the reader thinks, "What an interesting...
Your best Edinburgh moment?
I once found a £10 note in the toilets of a café in Edinburgh. But it wasn’t during the festival. Does that count?
And your worst?
The owner of the £10 note came back into the toilets and said, "I dropped a £10 note in here somewhere", so I had to give it back to her. And she didn’t even offer it to me as a reward. Again, this wasn’t during the festival.
You've got one hour free in Edinburgh - what do you do?
I’d strap 3kg weights to my ankles and go for a 45-minute sprint. Then I’d do 15 minutes of bicep curls, crunches, lunges, push-ups and squats. Or I’d watch two episodes of Bullseye.
Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?
The hotdog vendors in the Pleasance Courtyard. Every year I tell myself I don’t want or need a hotdog. I remind myself of what goes into hotdogs - hooves, pigs' lips and those ingredients that have a lot of numbers on the end of them, like Sodium6834. I explain to myself that I can get food elsewhere - food that is healthy and won’t repeat on me until October. And yet I end up with a hotdog in my hand every evening, because they are so freakin' delicious. I don’t know what they’re doing to those pigs' lips, but I like it!
Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!
You will never regret going to bed before 2am.
Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?
Both! You stack them on top of each other, wrap them in deep-fried pastry, paint it with melted white chocolate, and wash it down with a nice hot cup of dripping. In Scotland, they call it Doctor’s Orders.
Kilt or trousers?
It depends on the animal. You wouldn’t put a zebra in a kilt, because they depend on their stripes to identify each other. They’re like instantly identifiable thumbprints. If you interrupted that pattern with a tartan kilt, you could be endangering the lives of their young, and interrupting their breeding patterns. Is it really worth it? Having said that, I would like to see a cat in a kilt, and it should be fine if it’s only for a couple of minutes.
Arthur's Seat or Arthur Smith?
Arthur Smith. Though he tends to complain if you climb him.
Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, I will be mainly...
...basking in the warm August sunshine, and running through public fountains in my undergarments in an attempt to cool off. Right?"
Sarah Kendall’s show Get Up, Stand Up is at 20.30 at Pleasance Courtyard, 2-27 August. Find out more and book tickets here.