This week is there is a very special show on at 2Northdown at Kings Cross as it will be the last time that comedian Charlie Vero-Martin will be performing her 2019 show Scrapbook. I caught up with her to find out all about it.
Charlie Vero-Martin – Scrapbook
Date: Sunday 16th February
Location: 2 Northdown
Ticket Link: click here for tickets
Hello Charlie tell us all about who you are and three unknown facts about yourself!
Hello! I’m Charlie, a Scottish comedian/actress who loves history and three unknown facts about me are…
I’ve spent hours listening to Disney songs in other languages.
I’m surprisingly good at hula hooping.
I can’t cross my fingers and I freak out if I see others doing it.
How did you get into stand up?
I always loved stand-up and watched lots of it when I was a teenager growing up in Edinburgh but was always scared to do it. I still wouldn’t necessarily call myself a stand-up as most of what I do is in character!
How do you come up with your jokes? what inspires you?
A lot of what I do is inspired by history – stories, fun facts and interesting figures that have often been ignored by text books.
Tell us a little bit about the show that is happening this week?
It’s a historical character comedy show called Scrapbook that I took to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. It’s about how we remember the past and the confusion that can cause whether it’s world history or our own family history.
It is the month of February! What is the best things about performing on stage? What do you love about it and why?
I’m not sure. But I must really really love it to be choosing this life!
It is a new decade – what would you like to see happen to comedy in the next 10 years?
A return to sketch shows and sitcoms. Not that I don’t enjoy panel shows but I miss sketch shows and I would love it even more if we could adopt more of a writers room approach like in America.
How do you warm up before a show?
I try to talk to someone about something that’s not to do with the show. Focus on someone and something else for a bit! A good shake also helps.
What have been some of your favourite shows to play so far this year and why?
Well, it’s only February and I just went on holiday for 2 weeks so I’ve not done much! I’m excited to do ACMS this week though!
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
Instagram/Twitter @CharlieVMartin and Facebook @CharlieVMartinPresents
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
The finale’s epic
QUICK FIRE ROUND
If you could have any three people (dead or alive) over for dinner – who would they be?
Gene Wilder, Kathy Burke, Mary Queen of Scots
What’s the best piece advice you’ve received?
“What’s for ye won’t go past ye.” (Scottish people say it a lot)
Do you have any pets?
Yes! My very fluffy cat Cardhu who unfortunately still lives in Edinburgh with my parents.
If you could be from any other decade (or era), which would it be?
I mean, unless you’re a rich white guy there’s probably never a good past era! But I’d say maybe the 1920s/30s. I love gin and a good Charleston. And I have no boobs.
If you had to have a tattoo to represent comedy what would you have and why?
I once saw a woman with a tattoo of Marty Feldman’s face across her calf. Probably that.
What’s on your music playlists right now?
Soundtrack from Into the Spider-Verse
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
To change into any animal I want at any time so a bird if I wanted to fly or a mouse to be invisible. Is that cheating?