“Expect facts, puns and a whiskey bottle attached to an ear trumpet.”
WHO: Samantha Baines, Writer/Perfromer
WHAT: “Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (The Crown, Sunny D, BBC Radio 4) returns to Edinburgh after a smash-hit, sell-out run in 2016. This year she’s exploring the lost women of science. Expect facts, puns and an ear trumpet attached to a whiskey bottle. It’s science meets funny.”
WHERE: Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
WHEN: 15:30 (60 min)
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What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’16?
Gosh well quite a bit has happened! I got married that was a big event and a big bill. I am in Netflix series The Crown which came out last year and includes a stella cast the like of which makes me think “why am I in it?!” – I think there was a mix up with the casting and they just didn’t realise but I had the best time filming it. I also published a comedy poetry book which I have two boxes full of at home if anyone would like one? My father also died this year which has been really tough but I mention some fond memories of him in my show this year.
Tell us about your show.
I wrote it, I perform it and it’s all about me! Actually my show this year is about the lost women of science with a bit of me thrown in for good measure. I set myself the challenge of finding some amazing women in science to readdress the balance of doing a whole show last year about Cox (Professor Brian).
I introduce three wonderful women from science that I’ve discovered during my research with the aim of celebrating them and raising awareness of their amazing achievements. Expect facts, puns and a whiskey bottle attached to an ear trumpet.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Well… I also have another show called 2 Girls 1 Cup of Comedy which is a comedy line up of TV names and some of the best new comedians. I host the show and it’s produced by Kate Lennon and we always have at least two women on the bill but usually many more! 2 Girls 1 Cup of Comedy bears no relation to THAT youtube video and is on at 11pm at Just the Tonic at the Mash House, 3rd – 27th August.
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