Who? Russ Peers
What? Hereditary Peers
Where? Just the Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre (venue 27)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
This will be my second solo show but as it’s my debut hour I’m feeling the pressure for my show to be better and different and much funnier than my last one. Short answer, no I’m not prepared!
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
My show is me looking at how different my life is to my parents’ and how different I am from them. But also, how I’m turning into them as I age and although I find myself with a very different life to them my reaction to situations I find myself in is usually the same; what on earth am I doing at a dinner party where someone is playing a viola?!
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
It’s a dull admin thing but managing to find a venue was the hardest part but luckily the lovely people at Just The Tonic have given me an ace venue at a great time so I’m chuffed. Apart from that it was trying to think of something I could say that people might be interested in hearing and laughing at.
Who would most enjoy your show?
It’s a show for everyone who’s ever had parents. I hope there are things most people could identify with whether they’re a working class, chunky homosexual from the North West of England or not.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
This list could go on forever and apologies if I miss someone and also I don’t know the show names but here goes: Zoe Lyons, Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Athena Kugblenu, Jenny Collier, George Lewis, The Delightful Sausage, Andy Storey, Sophie Willan.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
The hills, the packed pavements, every single room you enter making you feel clammy and sweaty. Oh, favourite things. The people, the fresh air, the countryside being so close, the architecture and the fact that every year they put up with self-involved, egomaniac show-offs.
What are your plans for after the festival?
Celebrating my birthday the Saturday after it finishes, then working on a sitcom script I’m trying to get made and thinking about next year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Also, it’ll be very close to September so I’ll have to start thinking about what I want for Christmas from my Mum.