You have to be joking? David McIver

The joke that you loved but no one else did?

In my Edinburgh show in 2016 I used to sing a lot, deliberately badly. I find it really funny whenever I try to sing but I think most people just find it annoying. One day I will be able to write the big singalong finish to an Edinburgh show that I’ve always dreamed of.

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

I called a heckler ‘stupid’ at a gong show in 2015. It got a laugh, but it wasn’t a very nice thing to say. I don’t know how MCs that are mean to people unnecessarily sleep at night. I think they should go to prison.

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

Richard Herring’s show ‘What Is Love Anyway?’ was the first comedy show I ever saw live, and I did my first gig the next day. Watching that show felt pretty transcendent. My neck hurt afterwards from throwing my head back when I laughed, like an aristocratic woman from long ago. Also, I had no interest in stand-up whatsoever until I started watching Dylan Moran shows on YouTube in my first year of university, so I guess he’s a big one for me too.

The last thing that made you cry with laughter?

A segment from Crizards’ show in which they do powerpoint presentations about meat.

14.30 (1 hour)

Opium (Upstairs) as part of PBH’s Free Fringe

4-25 August (Not 14th)

Show link.

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