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Soho Theatre meets... Nath Valvo

Thu 8 December 2016

We caught up with Nath Valvo ahead of his run here from Thu 12 Jan

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Nath. But if you’re my mum yelling at me it’s Nathan Lee Valvo.

Where are you from?
Melbourne, Australia. Hence the skinny jeans, the coffee snobbery and the immaculate fringe.

What brings you here?
I’ve travelled across the globe to yell jokes into a Microphone at the Soho Theatre! Worth the jet lag, right?

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
Do you know the term “one pot screamer”? Honestly my body is incapable of processing alcohol – it makes me a VERY cheap date. It’s great fun. So yes I will have a Vodka Coke please (Vodka coke being the official drink of all gay men) but straight after I’ll be screaming Beyonce hits on a table. Also I’ll definitely put out in the car park.

Some crisps or nuts?
Is this question sexual?

So, what’s so special about your show?
I really love performing my Happy Idiot show! I think people enjoy it because I make people feel better about their own lives. Cheaper than therapy! I had an amazing time at Edinburgh Fringe and was super stoked people were on board. I mean who doesn’t love teasing fit, happy, successful people who don’t eat sugar?
I also bang on about growing up in the 90’s, annoying parents, humiliating sex stories – something for everyone! (except Nan, please don’t bring Nan).

How did the idea of the show come about?
Happy Idiot is combination of a bunch of solo shows I’ve toured around Australia. It’s sort of like my ‘best of album’ which is weird as no one knows who I am in London – but it’s just my way of saying there’s no shit bits (hopefully).

Do you come here often?
Last time I was in town I was performing my Grindr comedy show at Soho! It was a blast. Audiences were totally shocked but on board so I do hope I come here a lot more often. It could be true love.

Where are you going after here…
Straight after London I’m off touring around Australia which should be great fun. But in the more immediate future I’m going downstairs to eat some cereal for lunch because I am an awful adult.

You can catch Nath Valvo in Happy Idiot here from Thu 12 Jan until Sat 21 Jan

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