Andrew Ryan Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother? 

Why not? I’ve no reason not to be there. I also I love it.

What have been the nuggets of inspiration behind your show this year? 

Last year I had to change the way I eat food and think about food. So, I used it as a way to look at my behaviours and why I had eaten so bad for years and teach myself to be better to myself.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

Selling out last year for most of the month. Also, just being at the biggest arts festival doing what you love is great.

When you wished a hole had opened up in the ground and swallowed you up? 

When I argued with a bloke on a plane who I felt was sitting in my seat. I actually looked at the wrong boarding card and used the outbound one instead of return boarding card.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

Comedy Club promoters who put nights on and get very little recognition from acts.

Three shows you must see this Fringe?

I’ve not got a clue, not even looked at the brochure yet. I’m going to Bill Burr and also want to see Phil Ellis. So far, that’s all I have penciled in.

The one person you’d love to see your show and why?

I’d love it. My nephew, but he is only 8 years old and my biggest fan.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

It’s funny and also every story in the show is true and it has an ending that nobody would expect.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do?

Not talk about your show to anyone. Just tell people you’re having the worst time ever. No one wants to know that you are having fun.

Andrew Ryan will be performing ‘Ruined’  from the 3rd – 28th August at 7.50pm at Assembly George Square – Studio 4. 

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