Who? Dominic Frisby
What? Libertarian Love Songs
Where? PBH’s Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth – Cinema Room (Venue 156)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
I am very nervous. I have two months to go, but am trying a very different, very political show this year.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
I was having ukulele lessons and I kept having these ideas for songs. I am a libertarian in my politics. We are fairly few and far between, but I could tell that my uke teacher was pretty sympathetic to this world view because he kept laughing at my song ideas and adding to them and making them way better. Gradually these uke lessons became song writing sessions. I then tried out a couple of the songs at free speech comedy night, Comedy Unleashed in London, and they went down so well, I thought, I’m onto some thing here. I thought it might be funny to juxtapose the traditions of the socialist protest song, only make it the political polar opposite – i.e. libertarian protest songs. So that’s how it started. And it gradually morphed into Libertarian Love Songs.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
My inability to play the ukulele.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
The Edinburgh Fringe seems to get better every year. There is so much competition and the result is that the shows get better and better. Comedy is the great winner – standards rise, which is for the benefit of everyone who likes comedy.
The biggest problem this year is the cost of accommodation, which as arisen as a result of some idiot left-wing ruling designed to protect people but in actual fact just making life more expensive and more difficult for everyone. There is an example if you needed it of yet another idiotic government intervention, and that is why I encourage you to VOTE LIBERTARIAN LOVE SONG.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Yes. My lecture on Adam Smith and the economics of the Edinburgh Festival. And a free show called The ShadowPunk revolution
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
Number One in the album charts