Jordan Brookes Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

Why do anything? The Fringe is a glorious bubble, where we can all pretend for a month that what we’re doing matters. It’s like living inside a snowglobe full of torn up flyers.

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

Staring at my own face in the mirror until it feels like a stranger’s.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

Performing my show to 2 elderly ladies who I was certain were going to hate it but who ended up losing their minds with laughter.

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

When I told the audience I was going to make a hole open up in the ground and swallow me up.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at present?

Payton Quinn. Charlie Webster. The Death Hilarious. All 3 will become household names at some point, I’m certain of it.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Matt Winning, Stuart Laws, Daniel Cook.

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

My dead nan.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

I really need this.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Go to the Christmas shop and feel momentarily like everything’s going to be alright.

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

My dead nan.

Jordan Brookes: The Making Of is at Laughing Horse – The Cellar Monkey at 5pm 4th – 28th August (except 16th) 

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