Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?
The Gold! The Girls! The Glory! Sometimes it’s good to deny yourself all that for a month.
What have been the nuggets of inspiration behind your show this year?
Life on the road and living in Las Vegas. This year we have toured all over the USA, Canada and even Hong Kong. We’ve
Stand-out Fringe moment to date?
Packing the house in that first year. It made me believe I might have a career for the very first time. I’ll never forget that about Edinburgh. It was the place it all started for me.
When you wished a hole had opened up in the ground and swallowed you up?
Flyering in the rain to apathy and despair. Edinburgh can be a cruel mistress. But it’s also one of the last places in showbusiness where meritocracy is still faintly present. For that reason, it’s worth being rained on all summer.
Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?
Anything Carl Einar Hackner or Amazing Jonathan does.
Three shows you must see this Fringe?
1. Briefs | 2. Max & Ivan | 3. Camille O’Sullivan
The one person you’d love to see your show and why?
Jerry Seinfeld. My personal comedy hero, and fellow Las Vegas resident headliner. His theatre has quite a few (thousand) more seats than mine though.
The reason why one should come and see your show?
If you like grumpy magic and mild Chihuahua peril, then I’m your best bet. If none of that appeals, steer well clear.
The one thing in Edinburgh you must do?
See the Tattoo. Having said that, it’s the one thing I’ve never done.
Ah sorry, you’re dead. But least you can have that dinner party you’ve always wanted. Who are you inviting?
My older brother. Steve.
Piff The Magic Dragon – Direct From Las Vegas at the Assembly George Square Theatre from 3rd – 13th August