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Was "Is Monogamy Dead?" an easy show to write?


Not really because its actually a really deep emotional subject I've found myself thinking about in a very profound way. There's so much I wanted to say that I couldn't really make light of or be flippant about. So I had to save all those thoughts for separate articles I'm writing and keep the lighter thoughts and intriguing diversions in the live show.




What has surprised you most during your preview shows?


I've only had a very few intimate previews this time as I've been so busy touring other shows. I was performing my old show The Science of Sex in New York earlier this month. I wish I'd had more previews of this one but its quite fresh and exciting this way!




Are you hoping for/ dreading this heatwave to continue through the Edinburgh festival?


I love heat and sun tho can't imagine it will last.




When was your 1st Edinburgh festival?


2006. I was a brand new comic and did a show called Olympic Swingball Champion




Why did you come?


I wanted to challenge myself. I didn't quite realise what id taken on.




What did you expect?






How did the reality differ from your expectations?


It was much harder and way more emotionally draining than I realised.




What is the best thing about the festival?


Seeing all your other fave comics in one place.




What is the worst thing about the festival?


Being away from my beloved London and my girlfriend. (Though she's coming up for most of it this year. Yay!)




What has changed over the years?


A/ For the better –hmmmm. Struggling to think of things that are better


B/ For the worst – there seems to be even more commercialism at every turn




Roughly how many shows do you see each festival?


I used to see lots but this year want to focus on my own thing.




What was your favourite Edinburgh show to watch?


Paul Foot in 2010 was gloriously silly. I also saw a stunning immersive piece at the bongo club a year or two ago called Reykjavik




Who is your favourite overall performer (s)?


Zoe Lyons is one to watch this year




Where are your favourite places to eat and drink?


Grass market is my favourite street and there's a few pubs along there I like.




What are you most looking forward to in Edinburgh this year?


Working at Assembly Hall which looks like a lovely space.



You can see Rosie Wilby daily from 1st -25th August at Assembly Hall



Crackling Rosie

Here at DARKCHAT we are always keen to acquire new best friends and our latest addition to the DARKCHAT family is Rosie Wilby.


Before she opens in "Is Monogamy Dead" she gave us this interview: