Incoming: Pierre Novellie gets his kings of Denmark
Andrew Mickel5 August 2013
The next of the Lunchtime Special crowd lets us know what to expect...
The lunchtime comedy showcase schedule is increasingly packed, but our eye was caught by the line-up at The Tron for Lunchtime Special. We've heard from a few of the people involved - and you can see them live at 12.30pm throughout the Fringe (apart from the 13th, OBVS).
THE LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: Fern Brady | Laura Lexx | Brennan Reece | Kate Lucas | Steve Bugeja | Pierre Novellie
What brought you into comedy?
I always wanted to try standup and comedy in general, as I could always make my family laugh and wanted to see if it transferred.
Describe your act in five words.
Friendly, casual, observational, occasionally weird.
What's been the best reaction you've had to your comedy?
The best reactions in general are when people tell you that you've cheered them up or made the difference during a crap time for them.
Who's your biggest fan?
I haven't met them yet.
What's the toughest lesson you've learnt in comedy?
There will always be tough/bad gigs. Hard work minimises the risk, but even pros can tank.
What's the best advice you've ever been given?
Trust your instincts and keep gigging.
Show us something fascinating on the internet about you. (That isn't your website/Twitter/'similar'.)
I know a lot about this guy, because I did my dissertation on him.
What is your guilty comedy pleasure?
Watching bad drama. There is little funnier than incompetent sincerity.
Which other acts have you seen while gigging you recommend?
Jonny Lennard, Phil Wang, Raph Shirley, Liam Williams and everyone else in The Lunchtime Special.
What's the day job?
I sold vending machines to hotels for a bit, currently unemployed/sporadic tutor.
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