Matt Winning Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

Good point. I’m going to cancel the run.

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

My day job involving climate change and how hard it to write comedy about that. It’s also about personal ambition and following your dreams but in a very tongue in cheek way. Also, I saw the ambition in my good friend Richard Gadd’s show last year, which was tremendous, and wanted to try something high-concept and interesting.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

All of the seated ovations I’ve gotten. It’s between those and the first time I got into Brookes bar and watching Adam Hess eating.

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

About 10 mins into the middle Thursday of the Fringe last year and when I died horribly at Spank dressed as Steffi Graf.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at present?

Stuart Laws and Mat Ewins.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

I am Wario, Fin Taylor and Jordan Brookes

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

Bank Ki Moon so he could hear my Warrington Bank Quay joke

The reason why one should come and see your show?

It will be a thrilling space adventure romp with some nonsense stand-up routines

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

A pint in the Jolly Judge

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

How did I die? Where am I having this dinner party? Do I have a house in heaven/hell? I’d probably make a prawn risotto. Sorry you asked who I’d invite. Right, if I died suddenly then probably my family and loved ones so I could say goodbye and they could joke about my cooking. If I died over a protracted period of time then I’d probably ask round David Bowie and Victoria Wood.


Matt Winning: Ragnarok is at Opium as part of PBH’s Free Fringe at 3:45pm, 6th – 27th August

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