Words: Claire Smith
Tell us about your show. What can we expect?
The show is going to be very exciting. It’s not like a lip-syncing and not that boring s***. It’s actual live stand-up comedy and music. It’s going to be fabulous.
Have you been to Edinburgh Fringe before – what do you think about it?
I have never been to the Fringe but I have been to the Perth Fringe Festival in Australia. It was really fabulous, I saw a woman in mud wrestling doing poetry naked, so I’m hoping to see more of that in Edinburgh!
There are all sorts of different drag artists – funny, sexy, political – what kind are you?
Funny, sexy political – I would say that I am all those things, though that I would also say that I am tall and I am also bald. I hope to see some of the some of these other drag artists there for sure.
Do you think the success of Ru Paul’s Drag Race has changed the drag art form?
RuPaul’s Drag Race has put drag on the world stage. It has helped people stop being afraid of drag and celebrate it more, and it has single handedly mainstreamed drag. I remember Ru Paul said it would never happen. Surprise girl, surprise.
Is live performance very different from reality TV?
I think live performance has always been at the core of what a lot of Drag Queens do. I also come from a performance background. I went to school for opera performers and I did that for a while before I started to do drag. I find a lot of joy and a pleasure in performance and I can’t wait to bring that to the Fringe.
Monet X Change: Life Be Lifein’
Underbelly McEwan Hall
4-8, 10-15 Aug