But today a very pretty English redhead stopped us as we were walking through the parkland venue known as the Garden of Earthly Delights and handed us a leaflet for her stand up show. I could have sworn she said : "I'm nude and I do stand up." "Cool," I thought, "nude stand-up sounds interesting, even if the jokes are weak the visuals will be pleasant." It was only later than I realised she'd said : "I'm new and I do stand up." But I could be forgiven for mishearing. It seems like everyone else at the Fringe performs nude. There is a pair of American women singers who wear nothing but their guitars and there is a singer who wears nothing but an accordion (which could lead to pinched nipples), etc., etc.
A typically nude Fringe act - The Wau Wau sisters
Her name is Diane Spencer and, when she found out we were busy with the film festival for the next few days, she said : "I love movies, I've got a joke in my routine about Saw VI."
On her YouTube channel you can watch the whole of one of her shows from when she was in New Zealand.