Ten Pounds Gets You Lots of Funny in Edinburgh
One of New Zealand’s youngest professional comedians, award-winning Rhys Mathewson, 22, is making his Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut, with his show “The Best £10 You’ll Ever Spend”.
The List asks Mathewson: “What do you think might work out as the best piece of advice you receive ahead of your Fringe debut?”
“A few people have told me that everyone has a breakdown at some point,” Mathewson says. “And it’s nice to know going in that at some point I’m going to be crying in a chip shop. If you overhear someone saying, ‘no salt ‘n’ sauce for me thanks, these tears make them salty enough’, feel free to come and say hi.”
“What do you expect will be the least useful piece of advice?” The List asks.
“Don’t party too hard. Edinburgh is a month-long party, and to make sure I’m ready to handle it, I drink heavily the other 11 months of the year as a form of ‘Edinburgh training.’”
Mathewson is the winner of the 2010 Billy T Award.