Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?
Why indeed. Biggest Arts Festival in the world on your door step, kinda makes sense to at least be involved. Strangely enough I always think that Scottish Acts are under represented at the Fringe, which is mad. But thats another conversation for another day. I thought now was the right time to take the plunge and do my first full run at the fringe. Ask me if I still think it was a good idea when I’m two weeks in.
What have been the nuggets of inspiration behind your show this year?
This show tells the story of how I started in Comedy, it focuses around a 3 week period in the summer of 2009 when I suffered a Brain haemorrhage and aneurysm. So yeah, nothing too heavy, keeping it light for an afternoon show.
Stand-out Fringe moment to date?
This will be my Fringe Debut so I’m hoping there will be many stand out moments still to come. I’m going to be hosting Late’N’Live every Monday & Tuesday, so I imagine that will throw up a few memorable moments.
When you wished a hole had opened up in the ground and swallowed you up?
When I agreed to do this interview.
Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?
Lindsay Howarth at Gilded Balloon, who has lead me by the hand through this Fringe process. Also the rest of the GB Team, who without them I would of had a Press Release that was just a picture of my face and the words “Please Come to my Show”
Three shows you must see this Fringe?
Micky Bartlett, Tommy Tiernan, Carl Donnelly.
The one person you’d love to see your show and why?
Billy Connolly, because everyone seeks God’s approval.
The reason why one should come and see your show?
I use far simpler language than this question, in my show.
The one thing in Edinburgh you must do?
Head to Waverley Train Station and go to Glasgow for the day.
Ah sorry, you’re dead. But least you can have that dinner party you’ve always wanted. Who are you inviting?
If they had to be dead as well then it would be Patrice O’Neil, Robin Williams and Richard Pryor. If they could still be alive, and somehow transport to the afterlife it would be Patrice O’Neil, Robin Williams and Richard Pryor.
Scott Gibson – Life After Death – 2:45pm 3rd-29th August, Gilded Balloon Teviot – Turret