David Tsonos Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

I love the city of Edinburgh one of my favourite cities in the world. Most comedy sets are only 20 minutes, So Edinburgh gives us a chance to do an hour so we can really spread our wings and grow more as a comic. With all the shows going on I do an average of 4 sets a day there is no other place in the world that I can do that in. I get to see some old friends in Comedy and make a few new ones.

As a comic I travel so much, for the entire month of Edinburgh I don’t have to wait in an airport, take a train or coach, or get stuck in a car with 4 other comics for a 4 hour journey. My mode of transportation is my own two feet.

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

Besides being a stand-up I also audition for acting roles, the acting world is not at all what I pictured and I’ve had so many funny experiences over the years that I can finally sit down and tell an audience about.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

So many interesting moments on and off stage but if I were to pick one it was last year when I had to ask two Spanish bagpipe players to play across the street because they were scaring a dog.

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

Whenever my parents ask me what I am doing with my life.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

The flyers, that is a tough job to go up to strangers and push a show on them. Most do it with a smile on their face.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

1. Damian Clark had my favourite show last year so I will be watching his this year.

2. Pippa Evans had her show at the same time as me last year and had big queues every day I was not able to go see it so this year I have time.

3. The Drunk and Heckle show, I think the concept is perfect for late night in Cowgatehead.

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

Gillian Anderson, I have a story about my dislike for the show X-files so it would be great for her to see it.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

Most people watch TV of Film and have no idea the gruelling process that takes place for actors to even get small parts. After watching my show you will not only laugh but will learn a thing or two about the world of Acting.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Go have a meal at The Mosque Kitchen. Good, fast and affordable Indian food.

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

Robin Williams, Richard Pryor and Lucille Ball.


David Tsonos – Professional Auditioner, 20:35-21:35 ,Nightcap Venue 383

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