Jimmy McGhie Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

Well that is a very interesting question. It’s finically crippling, terrible for your health and mental wellbeing and usually heartbreaking. However, it also encourages you to write material and makes you a much improved comedian year upon year. Edinburgh is like the final year exams for comedians.

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

A Malcolm Gladwell book called Outliers. He takes about the importance of birth date being early in the year meaning you are more developed. This basically justified why I’m such a lazy useless git. None of it is my fault, I’m a July baby!

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

Watching Scottish comedian Phil Kay riding around a staggering drunk man on his bicycle, singing him a song at 5am.

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

When I saw a homeless man using one of my very expensive lamp post adverts as a bedroll.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?


Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Carl Donnelly, Alfie Brown, John Hastings. (They are my mates)

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

Malcom Gladwell.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

Well if you are cynical and you generally hate everything that most people like, you’ll certainly enjoy my show.

 The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Go to Piemaker.

Jimmy McGhie: Apologia at the Gilded Balloon 3rd-28th August, 6.30pm. 

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