Nath Valvo Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?
My father has asked me this too! Check back with me on August 29th and we’ll see if I have the answer.

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

I recently came to the excruciating realisation that – eventually – we all turn into a version of our parents. Dear god. Let that sink in. Then come see my show and we can talk it through and hug it out. The complixieties of the parent/child relationship sounds very ‘self help’ section of a bookstore but I promise it’s funny! 

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

I am losing my Fringe virginity this year. My debut show! You never forget your first time right? Go slow, please.

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

Again – I have a feeling I’m going to have many answers for this one on August 29th!

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

The techs! Always the techs! These humans have to sit through the same shows every night for the entire month. Then of course deal with the needy comedian pre and post show “Was that good?””Was that funny, tonight?” Poor sods.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Ooer this is a tough one because SO many shows I saw and loved at Melbourne Comedy Fest are coming over! I would say Tom Ballard, Rhys Nicholson and Gillian Cosgriff.

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

Kylie. I’ve seen her over 20 times in concert and she owes me a show (that’s the single gayest sentence you’ll ever read).

The reason why one should come and see your show?
Well if you feel a bit shitty about your life come along and hear a few things I have to share and you’ll feel better instantly.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 
Well I’ve been told by my producer that this answer to this question is flyering for my show! I am so bad at flyering – so if you see a little Australian comedian manchild crying on the street holding a bunch of his flyers – please say hello!

Ah sorry, you’re dead. But least you can have that dinner party you’ve always wanted. Who are you inviting? 
I would invite my friends and family who would be scared as fuck that a dead person is somehow having a dinner party.


Nath Valvo – Happy Idiot – 6.45pm, Gilded Balloon


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