Ever Mainard Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

I’ll do anything to get out of America right now.  Kidding. Kinda. But for real- how does doing an hour-long show every night not sound appealing? I’m sure I will most definitely not have a meltdown.

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

My life up-to-date. Human behavior. A failed engagement was a pretty big part. Learning to date WITHOUT using dating apps.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

Getting my passport and looking like a psychopath in the photo. I’ve never left the US. Happy to be getting my first stamp.

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

Pardon? I normally wish this when I am in an important meeting and have to cough but I don’t and I just hold my breath and swallow my spit. Or when I do cough and I can’t stop and have to leave the room to get a drink of water.   One time I was taking a flight and the dude in the aisle seat wouldn’t move to let me get to my seat so when I was climbing over him I clenched my butt in his face and he could tell. I think we both wished a hole would have opened up and swallowed us both.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

Beth Stelling is one of my favorite comedians. I love watching her perform and always enjoy seeing her new materials.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Katia Kvinge: Squirrel- I think Katia is a total badass. I can’t wait to see this show.

Allison Spittle Discovers Hawaii looks pretty good

Tom Neenan: Vaudeville– He had me at horror comedy.

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

I would honestly really like my mom to see this. Or maybe the lady who calls me Linda everyday and asks how my “little comedy skits” are doing. Maybe she will finally realize my name is NOT Linda.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

If you want to hear about some real hillbilly Texas shit that you ALREADY know you want to hear you should come to this. If you want to hear about how full of crap the new-wave healing scene is in Los Angeles you should come see this. If you want to relate to a complete stranger on a high level of emotional intelligence… you guessed it, you should come to this. If you want to laugh at absurd things and pure stupidity- come see my show. Just come see my show. Don’t be a narc.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

I heard you guys are prone to knife fights?

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

I would invite: Carol Burnett, Rosalind Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Animaniacs, Tony Hawk, my immediate family, Bugs Bunny, and the entire cast of Space Jams.



Ever Mainard – Let Me Be Your Main Man at the Gilded Balloon Wine Bar 


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