Who? Marlon Davis
What? Emotional Black Male
Where? Underbelly, Bristo Square – Dexter (Venue 33)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Two words! Excitement and dread. This is the time when there’s a lot of sleepless nights, imagining this thing I thought was funny, turns out to be wrong… but I guess that’s the gamble.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
Taking a difficult subject and trying to make it funny. In 2016 I was in a coma after trying to get home from a gig. I talk about what happened and also the world I came to back to.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Writing it. Following my accident my cognitive skills aren’t as it was. My brain takes a lot longer to organise or communicate my ideas more clearly. But I’m not a quitter, I’ve dug deeper and I’m hopeful that I’ve done myself justice.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
Nope – I’ll still take each day as it comes and try to enjoy it more this year.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Too many to mention, there’s so many wonderful acts taking shows up to the Fringe this year. I like stumbling and discovering brilliant new or exciting acts I’ve never heard of before. That’s what Edinburgh is all about.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?