Just the Tonic at The Caves, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after last year’s wildly popular debut show Stardumb, comic impressionist Naomi McDonald brings a whole host of new celebrities to this year’s festival with her pitch perfect new show Copycat, combining her singing, acting and improvisation talents for another fun, fast and exceptionally entertaining hour of comedy and impressions. Naomi promises to delight fans wanting to catch a glimpse of her guest celebrity host Fearne Cotton who’ll be introducing some of her own delightful guests, including Adele crooning over custard creams, Nigella Lawson defrosting meals in her bathtub, Melania Trump replacing Posh Spice for their long-awaited reunion or Katie Price discussing Brexit with her mother Amy and much more. Naomi McDonald: Copycat runs from Thu 1 to Sun 25 August at Just the Tonic at the Caves.
A natural performer since the age of 7, this half Brit / half American 30yo North Londoner trained at the National Youth Theatre in 2006 and vocal tech music school 2007. Aged only 11 Naomi joined her Red Dwarf comedian dad Mac McDonald and older sister Jess on stage as The McDonalds, touring a cabaret set of comedy and a cappella Doo Wop songs for about two years. In 2007 she began writing and performing with her full jazz-soul band and gigged alongside the likes of Jessie J and Katy B. As a solo comic, Naomi has been doing stand up routines since 2015, appearing across the country at venues like The Camden Comedy Club, the Caroline of Brunswick in Brighton and played Komedia Brighton with Funny Women. Naomi’s Edinburgh debut took place in 2016 when she joined the improv masters from Newsrevue, testing out her comic timing and improvisational skills. She loved it so much that she decided to bring her own hour to the festival with Stardumb in 2018.
Praised by Rory Bremner, Chris Barry and Terry Mynott for her impressions, Naomi is also a busy voice over artist for several video games, movies and series, including Thunderbirds, the multiple BAFTA award winning series The Amazing World Of Gumball and the BAFTA nominated CBeebie’s series Go Jetters. She was also the lead in the Sky drama series Kiss of Death in 2017 and was part of BBC Radio 2’s Celebrity Lip Service alongside Darren Harriott and Luke Kemper in a showcase of the best selection of Britain’s hottest up-and-coming comedy talent.
'...the show always lifts when there’s a song – and there plenty of them, from all the one-name stars: Adele to Bjork, Kylie to Beyoncé, Rihanna to Britney. They are a mix of rewrites (Queen Bey’s Halo becomes about hoovering) or stylistic spoofs, but they all performed with verve and aplomb' Steve Bennett, Chortle