Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?
The biggest arts festival in the world happens to be held in a beautiful city, is filled with some of my best friends and has some of the greatest crowds around. Of course I’m turning up. Bars closing so late is a cherry on top.
What have been the nuggets of inspiration behind your show this year?
A lot of cool things happened to me over the last year. I went to Afghanistan at Christmas time, moved in with my partner then got engaged and also went on a whiskey tour for the first time. I write about my experiences. I had a heap of cool ones that I can’t wait to share.
Stand-out Fringe moment to date?
The first time I sold out a show there. You hear so many horror stories about numbers that when I started filling shows with crowds that loved it, it just made me happy that I had taken the risk.
When you wished a hole had opened up in the ground and swallowed you up?
The day after it finishes. All your adrenaline disappears and your body immediately dishes out justice for the poor way you treated it for a month.
Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?
Luke Heggie. Should be known around the world. Absolutely hilarious. Super dry and a superb grasp of the English language.
Three shows you must see this Fringe?
The one person you’d love to see your show and why?
UFC Featherweight Champion, Conor McGregor. He is a smooth talking, hilarious, red-bearded boss. Two of the same kind in a room isn’t bad.
The reason why one should come and see your show?
It’s a style of comedy you will recognize but the stories are unmatched.
The one thing in Edinburgh you must do?
Climb Arthurs Seat and eat fish & chips up top.
Ah sorry, you’re dead. But least you can have that dinner party you’ve always wanted. Who are you inviting?
My fiancee, my parents, my sister, Conor McGregor, Bart Freebairn, Luke Heggie & Daniel Sloss.
Nick Cody ‘Come Get Some’ be at the Assembly George Sq Three