This weekend, my Fringe Focus is with the (in my opinion) busiest woman in comedy, Pippa Evans.
I met Pippa through working at BBC Radio Comedy (as one of the very talented line-up of Newsjack, which used to be one of my favourite shows while I was in the department).
As well as showing off her wide range of voices on the radio (‘cockney urchin’ being a personal favourite), Pippa performs as musical comedy act Loretta Maine and co-founded Sunday Assembly with Sanderson Jones, which has quickly become a worldwide phenomenon.
This year, Pippa’s appearing in not one, but three shows. She returns to “too-good-too-be-true-but-actually-is-true-omg-how-do-they-do-it-?-true” Edinburgh Fringe staple, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. Of course, Loretta Maine will be in full voice in Loretta Maine: Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired) and, in her Fringe debut, Pippa will be performing as… Pippa Evans, in Don’t Worry, I Don’t Know Who I Am Either.
Pippa talks about the scary notion of performing as herself for the first time in our interactive video – head over to Touchcast to watch it now!