“It’s ridiculous that anyone ever lets me do this…”
WHO: Tamsin Hurtado Clarke & Scarlett Plouviez: Performer & Director
WHAT: “Award-winning Eli Matthewson is taking you back through some huge life revelations that took place in some seriously shitty cars, from when he came out to his dad, to 10 years later when his dad came out to him.”
WHERE: Underbelly, George Square – The Wee Coo (Venue 300)
WHEN: 20:50 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
No this will be my third time performing as a solo stand-up performer – I’ve loved it every time and was all set to go in 2020 but decided not to for my own personal things, not because of anything you might have read about in the global news over the last few years.
What are the big things you’ve learned since 2019 and have you absorbed any of the lessons yet?
Honestly losing so much time, especially as a performer, was just a great reminder of what a privilege it is to have this job. It’s ridiculous that anyone ever lets me do this, and spending so much time not able to, and doing the dreaded Zoom gigs, really made me value getting to be on stage again.
Tell us about your show.
My show is called Daddy Short-Legs and it’s all about a huge revelation from my father that truly changed my family dynamic and put me through a bit of a spin. I made this stand-up hour for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2021, where it won Best Show, and after the Fringe I’ll be taking it to a bunch of Arts Festivals in New Zealand.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Snort – it’s an improv show with a hot line up of New Zealand comedians including Rose Matafeo, Alice Snedden, Laura Daniel, Joseph Moore, Nic Sampson and yours truly. It’s the best way to finish a day at the Fringe.
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