Lolly Adefope climbs out of the Bearpit for Edinburgh debut

Edinburgh intros #15: She’s only been doing comedy for about five minutes, but Lolly Adefope has already made her name by being nominated for the Leicester New Comedian award and a part of cult hit The Bearpit Podcast Podcast with John Kearns. Her character comedy show Lolly is her Fringe debut …

Lolly Adefope comedian

1. Hello Lolly! Tell us a bit about the show.
The show is an open mic talent show where I play all of the acts. WHAAAAAT??

2. What’s your favourite bit?
The interval. I like to run up Arthur’s Seat or go for a nice fish supper during it.

3. If your show were a dog, what breed would it be?
A dog that is an open mic talent show where I play all of the acts, with a big waggly tail 🙂

4. What’s your walk-on music going to be?
I’m not certain yet, but either the Play Your Cards Right theme tune, or the Grandstand theme tune. Or the sound of a forest fire burning.

5. Whom will you be living with and how do you expect that to go?
Twins, Lou Sanders, Liam Williams. We’re all going to kiss each other! Ha ha just joking. We HAVE ALREADY DONE THAT!

6. What will your Edinburgh daily routine be?
Get up, go for a run, have some breakfast, check my emails, meet some friends, see a show, lie in the dark weeping for 2 hours, do my show, have a drink, socialise, bedtime! 🙂

7. Do you enjoy the Fringe?
Yes mummy.

8. Who’s your favourite person in the Bearpit Podcast Podcast and who are you not that fussed about?
My favourite person is probably John “The Bear” Pitt and his wife, for taking a chance on me and giving me my first gigs. I would recommend any comic just starting out to get in contact with them. I am not that fussed about Susan Honk, her PR skills are absolutely revolting.

9. What’s it like before you guys all go onstage? Describe the scene.
Normally we will have a minute’s silence to remember those that we lost in the Bearpit Fire. Most of us fall asleep during it though, and quite often we’ve had to cancel the show as we’ve all slept straight through for an hour.

10. How famous would you like to become? Please be as precise as possible.
As famous as Lianne La Havas, I should think. Or John “The Bear” Pitt.

“Lolly” is at the Pleasance Courtyard at 4.30pm, she’s on Twitter at @lollyadefope

Leave a Reply