Who? Owen Roberts
What? I Let A Six Year Old Write My Show
Where? Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance This (venue 33)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
In a word… no. I don’t think anyone is ever truly prepared for Edinburgh, you never know how the show is going to be received. On top of that this is my first Fringe as a solo artist so who knows what that’s going to be like.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
The show is called ‘I Let A Six Year Old Write My Show’ Because that’s what I’ve done. She writes the material and I have to somehow perform the rambling gibberish she’s written.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
My Co-writer, she can’t sit still, she can’t concentrate for more than 30 seconds, and she insists we change the name of the show to ‘The Clumsy Police’. To say it has been challenging would be an understatement, it’s been chaos.
Who would most enjoy your show?
Anyone who has to put up with kids and their bullshit.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Yup, I’m doing a sketch show 16-19 Aug ‘Best of Beasts’ and also my sketch Buddy Ciaran Dowd is also doing his first solo show ‘Don Rodolfo’. Both promise to be a lot of fun.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
It’s bloody beautiful, and there’s lots of cheap whiskey.
What are your plans for after the festival?
Go on holiday, preferably somewhere where they do cocktails served in a coconut.