altWhat’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Andrew Maxwell on getting onstage: “First of all, just stand there and show them the suit.” Rob Broderick on audience participation: “Make them feel like superheroes.” Sarah Millican on treating yourself: “Have a cake.”

What advice would you give performers coming to Edinburgh for the first time? Take it seriously. Don’t drink too much. Have a friend on hand to say “remember you’re loved.” We heard Jennifer Coolidge’s PA saying this to her last year as Jen waited backstage to go on.

Frisky and Mannish: Pop Centre Plus, Udderbelly,
3-28 August (not 8, 15), 9.30pm, From £7, Tel: 0844 545 8252

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