Robyn Perkins is an American comic who moved to the UK for landscape architecture, despite also having a background in marine biology.
Robyn says “I am an (overly)analytical person who tries to use science to explain everything. I think this started at a young age, where I learned if I provided facts, I could win arguments with my parents. They never fact checked me…whoops.”
Robyn Perkins Mating Selection is at Underbelly Daisy 31st July – 25th August (not 12th)
Mating Selection is coming to Underbelly what can you tell us about it?
It is a stand-up comedy show that uses my experience on a live dating show to look at how society has influenced love and morality.
What inspired you to write Mating Selection?
Last year at the Fringe, I did a dating show in front of a live audience. The show is the story of that experience, and how it has changed my perception of society and its influence on the dating world.
Is it based on real events?
It is a true story. The names have been changed, but all of the details are true.
What’s the one thing about Mating Selection that makes it different from all the rest?
There are many: it is an honest comedy show, but also laced with science. It is anonymously interactive. Most of all, I have received a lot of feedback, even in previews, about how it is a show that will have you debating with your friends and family long after the show has finished.
How does it feel to be at Underbelly?
This is my second year with Underbelly and I love them. They are so supportive. Also, they are so accommodating, tech wise. My shows have always been super tech heavy, whether its live voting or impromptu art installations, they have always made it work.
Who will Mating Selection appeal to the most?
My show really is for anyone who has a brain and who has dated once in their life. It is a show that questions what morals are, in relation to dating. It is especially relevant to single people, or people who have recently gotten into relationships. Having said that, it is more important for the audience to have an inquisitive mind.