Axis of Awesome Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

For Us? We’ve been doing it since 2008 it’s the greatest month of our year. We get to perform to lovely people and see other lovely people perform. We’ve even reached the point where we make a bit of income from it.  Why should you bother? I dunno, we’re really good at singing funny songs and stuff.

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

Won’t Ever Not Stop Giving Up is a new show from the Axis of Awesome. We perform a generous mix of original songs and pop parodies. There’s a song about an octopus and there’s even a song about whistling

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

When I drank two litres of milk very quickly at Late N Live and then vomited from all the milk. 

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

When I was covered in milk vomit at Late N Live.  

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

The techs and venue staff. 

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Tom Walker (Amazing Clown and Best Newcomer at Melbourne Comedy festival), Susie Youssef (Fantastic performer from Sydney. This is her first time performing at the Fringe) & Aunty Donna (Melboure Sketch group who are blowing up all over the internet)

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

Whoever is reading this right now. They have beautiful eyes. 

The reason why one should come and see your show?

We’re very good at what musical comedy. We’ve been doing it for a decade now. You’ll have a good time. Also everyone who comes to the show gets a free bag of gold.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Drink an Irn Bru on Arthur’s seat in a kilt.

Ah sorry, you’re dead. But least you can have that dinner party you’ve always wanted. Who are you inviting? 

Probably Dracula.


Axis of Awesome: Won’t Ever Not Stop Giving Up at the Gilded Balloon Debating Hall 3rd-14th, 9pm and 15th-28th August, 10.30pm.


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