In the fifth of our new series, Lucie Pohl tells us about her Fringe show and why she loves Cumbernauld.
My show is autobiographical, it's about being a German-Jew who grows up in a wild family of artists, is fascinated by der Fuhrer from age four and moved from Hamburg to NYC at eight. It's about being a fish out of water, sometimes sleeping with the wrong people and loving David Hasselhoff. If there was a recipe for it I'd say it's: A pinch of Hitler, a cup of hip hop and a dash of Hasselhoff.
How does it feel to be playing the Fringe for the first time?
It feels like a giant squid is strangling my face. I like it, it's exciting, yet I wonder if there's a happy ending in there for me.
Best live act seen at Fringe?
I have never been to the Fringe so I don't know yet. But I heard David Hasselhoff performed last year so that would've probably been my number one.
Best thing about the Fringe?
That anything goes.
Worst thing about the Fringe?
I heard it rains.
If you were not a performer/comedian what would you be doing?
Roaming the streets annoying the hell out of people.
What do your family think of your show?
They think I should put them in my show, they're performers and want a job.
How do you combat pre-gig nerves?
I kick myself in the face.
Worst on stage experience?
Waiting for people to laugh.
How do you recover from a hefty heckle? Do you have a set of stock replies?
I usually just make fun of the person until they run out of things to say.
What do you love about Scotland?
Everything. The history. The landscape. The accent. And Cumbernauld.
What do you like about Edinburgh?
That it's small.
What's the most Scottish thing you've done?
Cried to Annie Lennox while drinking Scotch and looking at a map of Scotland.
Who's your favourite Scottish comedian?
I like a man with a head on his shoulders. I hate necks.
Lucie Pohl's debut comedy show 'Hi Hitler!'will be at the Gilded Balloon from 30th July - 25th August for tickets go to www.edfringe.com