Spencer Jones Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

If you’ve got a funny show and you want to work and gig and write and be a plum more and you either have the money or a credit card or rich parents, then why not? Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the world.

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

Panic. I said I would do it and now I must. Also a really weird painting of my Dad.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

My day off last year was a good one. Me and the family went to the beach.

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

My first ever show on my first ever year. 80 seats. 3 people (a spainsh couple and a rambler) in the audience sat 4 rows back.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

Bob Slayer. He lives on a bus that is a venue and does Heroes at the Hive with some brilliant acts on.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

My mate Ali Brice is always good. Get up front and get involved! Pat Cahill has the best songs that still make you laugh on the 20th listen. And Jayde Adams is doing her debut hour. Really looking forward to that.

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

Mum. She’s never seen me. I dont think she can make it up this year though.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

I’m trying my absolute hardest to make you have a nice time.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Get on the train and head to Glasgow. I’ve not been but it sounds great too.

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

A chef, a waiter, a washerupper, a baby sitters, a designated driver with people carrier and some guests.


Spencer Jones is The Herbert in Proper Job, Underbelly, 5.20pm 


Spencer Jones Presents The Herbert In Eggy Bagel, Heroes at the Hive 8.50pm

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