You have to be joking? Brett Goldstein


The joke that you loved but no one else did?

I keep trying to make a bit work about how being in a long distance relationship basically means learning to fxxx your phone (over face time).  But people were either horrified or pretended they didn’t know what I meant.

The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?

It’s when I catch myself doing some hack MC thing that gets a huge laugh that I feel ashamed.  Like ‘how long you been together, don’t check with her!’ Ugh.  What a xxxx.

The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?

Kevin Shepherd.  Met him years ago on the Royal Mile.  He taught me that comedians were people too.  That it was not unobtainable.  It just took work.  He was very kind to me.

The last thing that made you cry with laughter?

My three year old niece asked me and my sister to play Hospital with her.  I immediately diagnosed my sister with ‘anal verrucas’ and we cried laughing on the floor, while my niece looked on disapprovingly.  I don’t blame her.  Very inappropriate for Hospital.


See Brett Goldstein: What is Love Baby Don’t Hurt Me at the Pleasance Courtyard throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 1st – 26th August. For tickets visit

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