We recently ran a competition on Facebook, giving one lucky comedy fan the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Big Comedy Gala.
Imagine that…the world’s most awesome stand up gala event ever (we’re almost certain) at no cost! I guess we have to concede that the best things in life are free after all, despite what we wrote on here last week.
Well, on the 1st of May, our dashing volunteer Kevin pulled the name of Julia Morrison, 28, from Edinburgh, out of an envelope full of hopefuls, making her our winner and the envy of this season’s Fringe enthusiasts.
We took the opportunity to ask Julia a few questions to find out a bit more about her and rub the whole free tickets thing in everyone else’s face some more.
So, Julia, congratulations on your big win! Now tell us a bit about yourself…like what you do for a living and some weird quirk you have.
I think I have a super life. I’ve got a bunch of great friends and very few responsibilities. Long may it continue!
I work for a charity looking after their digital comms – websites, ebulletins and social media. My proudest achievement at work is becoming the keeper of the biscuits. This makes me the most popular member of the team.
Having consulted with my sister, apparently I have no quirks. I’m completely bland.
Ouch! Well, you’re quite hot at least – are you funny?
Why, thank you. You are pretty handsome yourself. I’m fairly clumsy so maybe that makes me slapstick? Is slapstick funny?
Erm…let’s answer your question with another question: Is it more important to be hot or funny?
I surround myself with people who are sexy and amusing in equal measure. One without the other is a sad state of affairs.
Do you think our volunteer Kevin is hot or funny or both?
In the 22 second video of Kevin he doesn’t display any comic genius – I will form an opinion on that once presented with more evidence.
However, Kevin is clearly hot and talented. Only a man of genius could pull MY name out of an envelope.
Tough – he’s gay and married so hands off! Who’s the funniest person in your life?
It is hard to choose just one. But I suppose, if pushed, it would have to be my friend Charlotte. She is quick, imaginative and dexterous with words. A mini Oscar Wilde.
When you’re not hanging out with Charlotte what do you like to do?
Being Scottish, I seem to find myself in the pub a lot. But that is OK, I like it there. I can frequently be found having “just one more”.
I am also lucky in that I’m dating my own personal chef so we like to cook a lot. I say “we”, I peel the garlic and he does anything that involves culinary talent.
What did you think and / or shout when you found out you had won the Big C tickets?
I was alone in a changing cubicle at the swimming pool when I found out so I had a quiet smile to myself. I did not want to arouse any undue suspicion.
But I was super chuffed as I’ve never won any game of chance – not even the Christmas raffle. I hope this bodes well for my lottery ticket…
Yes, we’ll be expecting a hefty donation if you win! Who will you be taking with you to The Big C?
My boyfriend Paul will be getting the other freebie ticket – he deserves it! But since it is my birthday on 13 August I’ll be bringing an entourage of family and friends.
That’s what we like to hear! What makes The Big C an amazing event to you?
First off, it is a great opportunity to raise a lot of money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support. They do absolutely fantastic work!
I’m always really impressed to see how many comedians give their time freely to support the show. They can’t all be the sociopaths we imagine them to be.
And finally, cancer is an awful disease that touches so many lives. Comedy is a great way to celebrate the life we have. There is nothing better in life than having a good laugh with friends.
If you could choose one comedian or act that you would like to see in the Big Comedy Gala, who would you pick?
Last year I was fortunate enough to stumble across Marcel Lucont’s show at the Festival. He is my new comedy crush. He is suave, sexy, superior and doesn’t wear any shoes.
Well, thank you for your time Julia…we hope you and Paul enjoy the Big Comedy Gala 2012 – we’ll see you there!
Until then; keep laughing!
You can book tickets now by calling 0844 847 1639 or buy online at: www.edfringe.com
The Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Monday 13 August 2012 at 21:30 (2hrs): £22 (subject to booking fee of £2 to £2.40 per ticket + postage)