Performer: Becky Fury
Photograph by: John Waterhouse
Show: The Apocoloptimist Lip Salve For the Soul
Venue: The Waverly Bar
Promoter: PBH
Online: Box Office

 

Tell me about your Edinburgh show.

This year’s show is about the current political landscape. I’ve got stats and facts which right wingers hate because they tend to have an annoying liberal bias but I’m not just Nazi bashing. I’m slagging everyone and I’ve mapped the political landscape. From the moral high grounds to the heights of peak idiot. It’ll offend everyone. Which isn’t hard these days. I’ve spent the last 10 years analysing the political landscape if you’re confused about what’s going on. You’re not the only one. I have no idea either. Joking. I do. I do and its hilarious. I’ve hardly had to do any work to make it funny.

 

Tell me about your first gig.

Was for Tony Allen the Godfather of Alternative Comedy adopted me and took me uber his wing. (The left one, obviously)

 

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I drink the blood of a comedy virgin

 

Tell me about your best and worst review.

Finest comedy sticks of dynamite to be found for love or a suggested donation. (ScotsGay.) And from the same show….

The performer was earnest but this wasn’t funny even if I was drunk. Some people just need therapy.

 

During this Edinburgh run, do you plan to read reviews of your show?

Yes.

 

How do you feel about reviewers generally?

I really fancy reviewers, especially if they give me good review. I’ve always found you attractive Wrigley. Haven’t I told you that already?

 

In April 2018, YouTube comedian, Markus Meechan (aka Count Dankula) was fined £800 for training his girlfriend’s pug dog to do a Nazi salute with its paw, in response to the phrase ‘Gas the Jews’. Do you believe Meechan committed a criminal offence, and why?  

He’s done himself up like a ukipper in terms of my sympathy by joining er UKIP.

As the old adage goes If you’re going to be a cunt. Be a funny cunt. If Hitler had had a better routine at Nuremburg would history have judged him more kindly? Was the pug guy actually promoting racial hatred? If so does doing it in a funny way make it more acceptable. The answers to these questions and more won’t be in my show.

 

Are there any subjects that are not suitable for comedy?

Er….No.

 

Have you ever gone too far?

I fell asleep on a night bus once. Is that what you mean.

 

Looking back over your time as a comedian, tell me about the best gig of your career.

Getting high fived by a stag party after doing ‘feminist’ jokes. That’s another tick on the bucket list. My life goals could be most kindly described as ‘eccentric’