Alison Thea-Skot – the woman with feet for hands who may take you on a date to Greggs

Edinburgh intros #19: Well, the third show by character comic Thea-Skot certainly doesn’t sound dull 

Alison Thea Skot comedian1. Tell us a bit about the show.
My show is surreal, joyous, unhinged character comedy. You can hang out with Celine Dion, join The Heartbreak Club and meet “The Woman With Feet For Hands”. It’s as fun and bizarre as it sounds. You’ll love it.

2. What’s your favourite bit?
The Woman With Feet For Hands, no question. How can I describe what happens? … I can’t, just come.

3. If your show were a dog, what breed would it be?
A Goldendoodle. Google it, it’s ridiculous.

4. What’s your walk-on music going to be?
Well at the moment I don’t walk on, as you enter the venue I’m there at the door with a bag of batshit fun for you. I like to greet my audience in a friendly “hi, the show starts here and it’s going to be a lovely world of weird”, kind of way.

5. Whom will you be living with and how do you expect that to go?
I’ve found the most beautiful digs with a lady who has lived in Edinburgh for years. She is unbelievably kind and makes me breakfast in the morning. It’s a mini haven from the sweat and the paper cuts.

6. What will your Edinburgh daily routine be?
It’s usually a hunt for coffee, I can smell a ground bean from 300 yards. This year I am also performing in a few comedy improv shows which will keep me sane *plug plug*.

7. Do you enjoy the Fringe?
This is my third solo show at the Fringe. I love it, by the end of the month you’re bulletproof. Little tip: get a raincoat and a loyalty card at Greggs if you want to survive the darker days.

8. If you had to pick a favourite character out of this year’s lot, which would it be?
Not a character but … I plan to go on a date with an audience member in every show. 21 dates at the Fringe. If you are single and have at least three teeth, then you’ll probably make it into the show.

9. Which of them is most similar to you?
I play a heavily pregnant superhero going on maternity leave … so I guess that one … although I’m not superhuman or pregnant. Umm, let me rethink …

10. Who do you look at in comedy and think, “yeah I wanna do that”? In other words, who do you envy?
I spent a childhood watching every kind of comedy from Jam to Smack The Pony. There is a special place in my comedy heart for Doon Mackichan. Have you seen her in Toast of London? Sheer brilliance.

Some Like It Thea-Skot is at Cowgatehead at 8.45pm

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