Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect?

Puddles Pity Party by Emily Butler Photography

Puddles Pity Party by Emily Butler Photography

My thing is sadness. It makes some people laugh. And it makes some people cry.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence since you decided this was your path?

In no particular order: Charlie Chaplin. Rowland Rivron. Kevin Costner.

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

Everyday life is no laughing matter. But I try to find some joy in the little things. Like a pot of coffee, an entire pie and a good cry.

Please tell us about your best and worst moment on stage so far.

A fan in Australia decided to paint my portrait during the show. When she was done painting, she then pulled out a saxophone and played along with my songs. Not sure if that was the best moment or the worst.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

Sometimes I get pre-show jitters, but I've found that chewing gum really helps take the edge off.

Why is Edinburgh Fringe Festival such a great platform for comedians?

Playing to a diverse crowd night after night allows you to try new material and hone your craft.

Who are you looking forward to seeing as an audience member?

I'd love to see Sam Simmons as a member of my audience. But I understand he is a busy guy and he has big-time man-things to do.

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

I was singing a very heart-felt rendition of the Australian classic rock hit "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" and the entire audience shouted "No way! Get f*#@d! F*@k off!" repeatedly. I was devastated.

What is next for you?

I'm working on a show for Las Vegas, a town in desperate need of tender sympathies and free Puddles Cuddles.

Puddles Pity Party - Let's Go! Will be at the Assembly George Square Bosco Tent for the month of August for tickets go to www.edfringe.com


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