I’m Geoff Norcott. I’m 38 and a half. I can run surprisingly fast for a man of my age.
My show is called ‘The Look of Moron’. It’s about the stupidity all around and within me. I’ll give you an example of my own stupidity: I once swapped the feet one typically uses for the accelerator and clutch while sitting in traffic. My clutch foot naturally floored the accelerator. I started involuntarily ramming the car in front. I caused £700 of damage to my car when it was STATIONARY.
What is the first thing people notice about you?
Not much, apparently. I had this chat with my agent recently. She said I look like a bloke off a slightly sexist beer commercial. Or a funny electrician. (She just said ‘electrician’ but i’m trying to sell the brand)
6 things you can’t live without during the Fringe?
My wife, my dog….actually those are already 2 things I will have to live without, which sort of defeats my point. I think the fringe forces you to live without things you think you need: money, approval, happinesss….
Who are your Edinburgh Fringe Crushes this year?
Well I’m 12 years happily married and going to be a month away from home, so that’s hardly a wise thing for me to commit to the public domain.. I can tell you whose comedy I have a crush on: Katherine Ryan, James Acaster, Glenn Wool, Tom Stade….and that guy, you know the one…..with the puppets and the uncompromising political message.
Your darkest Fringe secret?
I once nearly had a fight with a bloke when i was flyering. It was raining. We were the only 2 people at the half price hut. Both desperate men in our own ways. I asked him if it would be ok if I gave him a flyer and he said no. But it was the WAY he said it.
Geoff Norcott: The Look of Moron: Aug 10-17, 19-29, Just the Tonic at The Tron, 14:20