Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Maddy Anholt

Maddy Anholt has a mixed Dutch, Irish and Persian heritage. Some say this is why she wears clogs whilst dancing with a leprechaun and smoking a hubbly-bubbly. Or that's what her biog says anyway. The unashamedly loopy character comedian returns to the Fringe with a new a hour that delves into her surreal and sparkly world of outlandish creations. If you recognise her face you may have spotted her on BBC3's Sunny D. And if you don't recognise her you soon will. Maddy Anholt is going places. But first she is going to Edinburgh this August. 

Maddy Anholt – Herselves is at the Underbelly Med Quad from Aug 2 -27. Tickets here.



1. What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth)?


A* wanker answer = I do this ritual breathing exercise. I really do, and when I don’t do it, it throws me off for the whole show. 


2. What irritates you?


People walking slowly looking at their goddamn phones on a busy street. MOVE OUT THE WAY. 


3. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?


I dropped my phone in water and someone told me if you microwave it for 30 seconds it’ll come back to life. 


4. What is the most stupid thing you have ever done?


I put my phone in the microwave.


5. What has surprised you the most during your career in comedy?


One small chance meeting can lead to many great things. As much as I hate it, the truth is networking, getting out there and getting seen can be the door to your next job. It’s just up to you to work out how to open it. 

Interview continues here.


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