Who? Ed Gamble
Where? Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance Above (venue 33)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
This sounds ominous. Do you know something that’s in store for me that I don’t? I thought I was prepared for just doing my show, but you’ve made it sound like they’re going to do The Purge or something. I’m prepared for my show, but not for The Purge.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
It’s about me finally embracing being a nice guy onstage and then coming to terms with the fact I’m anything but. That’s what I think it’s about anyway, but everyone else seems to think it’s about cats and dogs.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
This is my 5th hour in a row, so there’s always a worry that the well has run dry. Luckily though, if you keep digging you often end up finding the freshest water. More poetic insights like that will be available in my show.
Who would most enjoy your show?
Anyone with a goddamn pulse.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Tonnes. Really looking forward to seeing Jordan Brookes, Catherine Bohart, Lazy Susan, Sarah Keyworth, Rosie Jones, Jack Barry, Lolly Adefope, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Rose Matafeo, Felicity Ward, Matt Forde, Ivo Graham, Nish Kumar… the list is long and I will try and see all of them. I’ve already seen previews from Adam Hess, Sean McLoughlin, Lou Sanders and Steve Bugeja and they are all on brilliant form.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
The architecture, the smell, the food, the cobbles. Everything really. Apart from all the English people during August. (Please buy tickets.)
What are your plans for after the festival?
Have a massive sleep, naturally. Then I’ve got some Mock the Weeks, then a holiday, then I’m touring Blizzard next year. Mainly sleep though.