Blending the magic of comedy & the comedy of magic, Mandy Muden is ready to wow the Edinburgh Fringe…
Hello Mandy, where are you from & where are you at, geographically speaking?
When did you first realise you were, well, magical?
4 years old. I got a doll and my brother got a magic set for Christmas. I wanted the magic set he wanted the doll.
Can you tell us about your training?
I was privileged to be mentored by the legendary Pat Page and comedy clubs. Also I just worked as hard as I could.
Can you tell us about your experience on last year’s Britain’s Got Talent?
I just loved it. There are all sorts of nonsense saying it is fixed, I didn’t feel that at all. I had a ball.
Has BGT changed your life?
I’m a lot busier.
You’ve been on TV quite as bit – which appearances do you like to watch back the most?
I don’t watch any back. I can’t bear to see myself on TV
You’ve got three famous entertainers (dead or alive) coming round for dinner. Who would they be & what would you cook; starters, mains & dessert?
Bette Milder, Joan Rivers and the amazing Jonathan. I would probably just get in a couple of crates and something herbal to smoke.
What are the creative processes behind writing your material?
Just sit down and write. I find it very hard but that is the only way.
What is it about being performing in front of other people that makes you tick?
Its the only place I can relax. Because you can’t think about anything else.
You’re performing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe; can you tell us about the show?
It will be comedy and magic. I just want people to have a good laugh
How do you find blending the two pillars of your style; magic & comedy – is it a fine art?
I find most things funny. I really find it hard to take anything seriously.
You’ve got 20 seconds to sell your show on the streets of Edinburgh, what do you say?
Come and have a laugh and see some magic.