We chat to Award Winner Lauren Pattison ahead of their performance at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tell us about your show

My show loosely picks up where the last one ended. I figured people would want to know what’s gone on in my life since then, so this one takes a look at the past year and is definitely much more positive and upbeat! It’s about pushing through and also how to do a push up.

What has been your weirdest Fringe moment?

My first year at the Fringe I won a lettuce during somebody’s show.

What would be your number one tip for newcomers?

Don’t go out and get hammered every night! It can be so tempting and you might have that fear that you’re missing out but you only get one shot at your debut and feeling fresh for it everyday is so beneficial – for you and for your audience who haven’t paid good money to see someone hungover and stumbling over their words.

What’s the best and worst thing about the festival?

The best is being in the same place as your mates and colleagues who you don’t get to see so much of through the year. Hanging out with them, going to support their shows, it’s great. The worst is it’s very hard work and can be a bit of a slog to power through the month, and also very expensive, which some people still don’t realise!

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