Masud Milas Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

It’s the best way to get seen by loads of people and to start to build an audience for future shows. It’s also just fun to see everyone in one place.

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

My mum mostly, there’s bit’s about her in the show that people are amused by.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

It’s my first solo show so no stand out moments just yet, let’s hope I don’t get too drunk and make bad one.

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

I once whilst very drunk tried to chat to Stewart Lee. Ugh very stupid. I don’t remember what I said but I remember being drunk.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

All the people who make all these festivals happen. I used to work in production and there are a few similarities, long hours making sure people get where they need to be and ensuring shows run smoothly. It is hard thankless work so thank you guys and gals.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Nish Kumar – Pleasence Courtyard 8pm

Rose Matafeo is finally dead – Pleasance courtyard 5:45pm

Sunil Patel: Juicer – Cellar Monkey 2:45pm

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

I know who would terrify me if they were in the audience. My mum. Ah man she’d probably shut down the run.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

If you’ve seen me in the street and gone: why? Why is he like that? Then the show should answer that.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

I’m really keen to check out this restaurant: the Kitchin, yes it’s Michelin starred but treat yourself

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

Hunter S Thompson. Though there might not be any dinner. But it’d be fun.

Masud Milas – Routes at the Underbelly Clover Room Bristo Square 




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