The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us and for performers it's essentially a month long Glastonbury. Four weeks of drinking, shouting over music, standing in the rain, crying over reviews oh and performing your show, does take it's toll.
The way I judge if a celebrity is 'worth it', is not by how beautiful or even how talented they are (talent seems to be less of a prerequisite these days any way). Nope, the way I evaluate their worth is by measuring their mimicability. Thank you, yes, I did make that word up. But you know what I mean by 'mimicability', by how mimicable someone is.
Amy Schumer is not fat. Vaginas smell. Men need to go down on women and talking about all of that is what makes Amy Schumer brave; not her posing semi-nude for a photo. And expressing what it truly feels like to be a woman in a man's world is not crude, it's liberating. Maybe watching The Leather Special makes you feel icky now, but it might free your daughter from feeling ashamed later.
Statistically, it's 210 times harder to get into Big Brother than Harvard. Love Island received over 60,000 applications this year, so the odds of being cast (1 in 2,000) are akin to the chance of you fatally slipping in the bath or shower.
Baby storms are a welcome new excuse to get together, and the trend is about to take the world by storm, baby storm. After a few successful test runs, the idea has now become the standard among my peers, and I can't recommend it enough. Below are my ten essential rules for the perfect storm.
It's the group mentality that created Boaty McBoatface and it's the same mentality that means an audience member will shout out "cock and balls" or "swingers party" as a suggestion for scenes or locations.
I have also performed on a cruise for nudists, at a strip club in-between strippers, at a gathering of Hasidic Jews, at a nursing home/hospice, and a little people convention. Then there was that time I cut my arm open with a running chainsaw during a sold out show and had to be rushed to the emergency room. Oh! And also that time I broke both of my feet at the exact same time after jumping down from a 12-foot unicycle.
It's funny that they don't have a reputation for it, but believe me, they push themselves to the limits. And yet, when things get on top of them, we curse them. How dare they ruin my night out? I spent £25 on that ticket.
It was over 14 years ago when I first got involved with Scope. I was in my thirties and I ran the London Marathon for them
This year I took my topless comedy show 'Sextremist' to the Edinburgh Fringe partly in thanks to financial backing from the