Emmy Blotnick is a stand-up comic from New York coming to Edinburgh for the first time with Party Nights.
Emmy’s comedy explores themes of anxiety, depression and neurosis alongside unlikely spirit guides Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Beyoncé, Andre 3000 and Swedish pop songwriter Max Martin.
Emmy Blotnick: Party Nights is at Underbelly Buttercup 31st July – 26th August (not 13th)
Party Nights is coming to Underbelly what can you tell us about it?
It’s an hour of jokes, which is one of our specialities in New York, up there with pizza and screaming.
How does this Party Nights differ to other works you’ve written?
It’s personal. I’ve written for a handful of TV shows in the US like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the focus is more on current events. This show is more like we’re in a kayak together.
What’s the one thing about Party Nights makes it different from all the rest?
I’m not in any of the other ones.
What’s the best/worst thing about writing a show for Edinburgh Fringe?
Worst: Having to describe my show. I know it’s necessary, but it’s like asking a person to describe her own face: “Well, there are two eyes that are nice, and a nose that’s there, and you really need to see it to understand.”
Have you had to make any changes to the production to suit the space you have?
No; thankfully the show is just me and can be put up anywhere. If I had to do this show from the back of a garbage truck, I could. A hazmat suit and a megaphone would help, but I could still do it.
Who will Party Nights appeal to the most?
YOU, dear reader! YOU!