Who? Frank Foucault
Where? Just the Tonic at The Caves (venue 88)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
If someone says they know what the Fringe has in store, they’re lying. Feeling prepared for the Fringe is a sign that you’re un-prepared for the Fringe. That being said, I think my show itself is in a decent place at this point, and I’m confident that it’s ready.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
The show is called ‘Shoes’. There’s lots of shoes in it, but I’m reticent to say that it’s about shoes. It’s probably more about dating and relationships, but told through the medium of shoes. It’s better than it sounds.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Aside from the never-ending nature of trying to get a show better, the practical and logistical obstacles for this show are more than I would like. There are a lot of props. I lost a bag of shoes at Machynlleth Comedy Festival and had to re-collect a whole bunch right in the middle of a flurry of previews, which wasn’t great.
Who would most enjoy your show?
Big-city investors, stock-brokers, management consultants, war-criminals, rabbis, foley artists, hedge-fund executives, tree-surgeons and professional poker players.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Jordan Brookes. Sean Morley. Olga Koch. Matt Rees. Lucy Pearman. Brian Gittins. Loose Brie.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
I think it’s the most beautiful city in the UK, maybe even Europe. It’s for sure up there with Paris or Prague.
What are your plans for after the festival?
I’m doing a teaching course to teach English as a second language, and I might be going to Disneyland.