Tom Ward Q&A Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

Because you’ll hear it through your bedroom wall anyway so you might as well join them instead of just lying there staring at the ceiling.

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

Moving from house to house all year, 80’s pop music, new love, getting on better with my mum, sobriety / ditching sobriety, watching Jools Holland walking in circles

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

Oooh so many. Sharing an hour for a month with mega mind and genius Richard Todd in 2014 (‘Bridge Over Toddled Warder’). He made me raise my game and we had an understanding that’s useful for getting through a long month.

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

Edinburgh 2015 start to finish…I felt like I was being questioned under duress with a 100 watt torch in my face by a room full of disinterested detectives who’d all been doing double shifts for far too long.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

Richard Todd.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Birthday Girls
Richard Todd
Mark Watson

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

Jools Holland. Cos I do an impression of him, and I’d like to see how it takes it.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

Cos it’s a party. And I do impressions of stuff. And everyone loves parties and impressions. Plus it’s got a nice slice of sadness shimmering underneath, which all good parties have if you look closely.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Take MDMA and walk around at 6.30 pm after it’s been raining, listening to The Stone Roses. All the flyerers have gone and it’s all yours and the world sings to you and you alone.

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

Osho, he’s the daddy of Zen, I reckon he’d have some useful words / vibes

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Tom Ward – Sex, Snails & Cassette Tapes at the Pleasnace Courtyard Cellar at 9.45pm