Who? Patrick Monahan
Where? Gilded Balloon Teviot (venue 14)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
You can never be prepared for Edinburgh, no mater how much you preview & train for the festival, the month long run is like an assault course that even the best SAS soldiers would struggle with.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
It’s a brand new stand up show with a slight theme looking at me being ‘immigrant working class’ and my misses being ‘British middle class’ and about how easy/difficult it is living together from our two backgrounds.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Cutting the show down to 60 minutes. Because when I started writing it at the start of the year, I write out 90 minutes of material on it because I tour the show straight after Edinburgh!
Who would most enjoy your show?
Everyone! Because my shows are non-threatening, cleanish material and uplifting, I try not to exclude anyone, except for racists and serial killers!
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Yes, “Date Night” at 9.25pm every night at Just The Tonic, it’s a brilliant brand new dating show, which is hosted by my misses & me!
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
Everything, the people, the surrounding scenery, the old style buildings, the cheap Lidl on Nichols street, the free samples of fudge in the fudge shop, the quiet walk home through the meadows at the end of each night, the value for money food in the mosque kitchen… the list is endless, what’s not to love about this city!
What are your plans for after the festival?
Sleep, Tour, sleep, tour, write, rest, tour, eat loads of food!