“The following year I attended the festival as a punter and it was the worst decision I’ve made in a while, only because I just felt so sad I wasn’t performing!”
WHO: Naomi McDonald, Comedian
WHAT: “Impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi brings to life all your favourite stars in her brand-new show. It’s your chance to see celebs as you’ve never seen them before! Adele croons over custard creams, Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub and Melania Trump hits the bottle hard. This is a fast, fun hour full of impressions, spoof songs and full on ridiculousness. As heard on BBC Radio 2’s Celebrity Lip Service, Naomi is familiar to millions due to her work on Sky, Capital FM and Cartoon Network, as well as regular appearances on sell-out show NewsRevue.”
WHERE: Just the Tonic at The Caves – Just the Fancy Room (Venue 88)
WHEN: 20:50 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
I first performed at the fringe in 2016 in the infamous Newsrevue at the Pleasance. It was the most incredible experience and even though the thought made me feel rather sick; I knew I wanted to bring my own solo show to Edinburgh… one day. The following year I attended the festival as a punter and it was the worst decision I’ve made in a while, only because I just felt so sad I wasn’t performing! But after watching Colin Hoult’s phenomenal one-man show ‘Anna Mann- How we stop the fascists’, I knew 2018 had to be the year to bite the bullet and do it myself. And that’s exactly what I did and returned that year with my first debut solo show ‘Stardumb’.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
I discovered dairy-free Magnums. There is hope at the end of the vegan tunnel.
Tell us about your show.
Over the last 4 years I have been writing and performing on the comedy circuit, trying out new material, recording impressions-reels for YouTube and this year’s show ’Copycat’ is a product of all my favourite impressions and songs that have been developed into a fast fun hour of musical-comedy and sketches. It is directed by my incredibly talented and very lovely sister Jess McDonald. I’m very lucky to have a best friend who’s a sibling and a talented director, so the whole experience has been just beautiful! We have previewed it around various theatres and pubs in London and each one brings a different energy/ vibe and hurdle to combat… which is great prep for the ever-unpredictable Edinburgh Fringe!
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Newsrevue! Dave Bibby! Joe Zimmerman! Eleanor Tiernan! Nick Helm! Tom Machell: Ticker! And Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange! They are all absolutely amazing and you should treat yourself to a ticket.
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