Stuart Mitchell Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

It’s a chance to showcase your very best work at the biggest arts festival in the world. Plus my sister stays in Edinburgh so I get free rent!

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

Chicken ones from McDonalds. With sweet & sour sauce. Apart from that my show is all about tradegy and making comedy out of my life misfortunes. Normally comedians do a show about their dead mum or their dead dad but with me you get 2 for 1.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

Boy With Tape on His Face in 2011. It was the best show I have seen to date.

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

When someone’s mobile phone constantly went off during a funeral. It was horrific.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

I love Frank Skinner. Canadian comedian Phil Nichol is also someone who I have seen lots of times but never fails to make me laugh.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Randy Writes a Novel, Richard Gadd and Phil Nichol.

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

My Dad. Sadly he passed away last year so that wont happen. It would have been nice for him to see my full hour. He always supported me when starting stand-up comedy.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

As I have just had to pay to get married. Plus the show has been doing great at previews and it’s very best work to date.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Visit Mums. Not my mums as she is dead. Mums the café/restaurant in Edinburgh. Its home made food. Get there early.

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

Mum and Dad.


Stuart Mitchell makes his Edinburgh debut wth ‘Dealt A Bad Hand’ at the Pleasance Courtyard 

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