Samantha Pressdee talks abotu her new stand up show, Sextremist.

Tell us about your Fringe show

It’s basically the story of how I learned to respect my vagina, performed topless. I question what drives sexual rebellion and how does our hyper-sexualised culture affect our psychology?  Best thing about the Fringe?

I love the atmosphere, all those creatives in one place. It’s like a community of weirdos, so I fit right in.

Worst thing about the Fringe?

It’s expensive, anyone want to buy a kidney? I worry the arts are becoming elitist. 

How many years have you been coming to the Fringe?

I first came with a play 4 years ago. I hadn’t seen stand up comedy in the context of an Edinburgh show before and was inspired to give it a go. This is my 3rd year as a comic. I’m still a comedy baby.

Favourite Fringe venue?

The Mash House, because they are letting me do my show there.

Best Fringe memory?

Getting middle class men to flash me their tits in the Loft Bar.  People were really excited about the Free the Nipple rally on the Royal Mile. We’re doing it again this year. 28th August 2.30pm.

Best heckle

I’ve got bigger tits than you - from a man.

Craziest on stage experience?

Flashing my ‘murkin'. I was doing an impression of a pensioner with a sex addiction. People either loved it or hated it.  9 What’s on your rider?

Six topless men, who have not showered, wearing nipple tassels.

How do you wind down after a show?

I like sneak into places I’m not allowed, like the mens toilets. Then I light candles and incense sticks and meditate for world peace.

What do you love about Scotland?

The people, they’re very down to earth and friendly. I stay with a lovely lady called Sandra, she welcomes me like a long lost family member and leaves Scottish shortbread in my room. 5 star hospitality.

What do you like about Edinburgh?

Its very picturesque, cultured and the weather is always nice! Hopefully I’ll make it up Arthurs Seat this year, I keep meaning to.

What’s the most Scottish thing you’ve done?

Eaten a deep fried mars bar at 3am. It was £4!

What kind of jokes do a Scottish crowd seem to respond to?

They like my dirty ones and they don’t mind a bit of aggression either. Not easily intimidated, up for anything!

Favourite joke?

My friend Masai Graham writes some brilliant one liners, I love this one.

“What's the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo. One is really heavy and the other one's a little lighter.”

Favourite Scottish food/drink?

Deep fried Mars bar. They’re really yummy. With all the walking I burn off the calories. Everything in moderation.

Samantha Pressdee’s new stand up show ‘Sextremist’ will be at the Just The Tonic Mash House Attic for the month of August for tickets go to