Holly Walsh – opposite of an ‘it’ girl

Since being nominated for Best Newcomer in 2011, Holly Walsh has had a sitcom on BBC3 (Dead Boss) and appeared on the likes of Mock the Week and Just A Minute. Now she’s back in the ‘Burgh. Here she introduces her new show …

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1. Tell us about the new show.
It’s called ‘Holly Walsh Never Had It’ because all my life I’ve been aware that I don’t have ‘it’. I don’t actually know what ‘it’ is, but I’d love to be able to nail it.

2. What’s your favourite bit (so far)?
I can’t tell you that! But I’ve finally managed to put my degree in Medieval Art History to good use.

3. Any props/visuals/silly hats?
I have become a posh prop-comic. By which I mean, I’ve got a Powerpoint presentation.

4. Did you manage to stay out of hospital in your preparation for this show?
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), last time I came to Edinburgh I told the story of how I broke my arm jumping off a pier. But this year, I am largely unbroken (insert your own joke about ‘wait until the end of the festival’ etc.)

5. Why this year for your Edinburgh return?
I took 2012 off, just in case I got called up for the Olympics, and 2013 I was on stand-by to deliver the royal baby (they didn’t know this).

6. What did you do for your Duke of Edinburgh award?
That’s between me and the Duke.

7. Have you got any Scottish independence material to crowbar in?
No! Yes! Oh God, which way should I go?

8. What will your daily routine be in Edinburgh?
Get up. Skype my guru. Eat some ham. Gig.

9. What would you be doing this summer if you weren’t in Edinburgh?
I got asked to hang out on Mario Gotze’s private yacht, but I’m not a huge fan of sea travel / other supermodels.

10. Which 3 shows would you recommend to any punters reading?
So many! James AcasterAlistair Green and Susan Calman.

•  Thanks Holly for that despatch – you can see her new show, Never Had It, at the Assembly George Studios at 6.45pm

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