Who? Stephen Buchanan
What? Baby Dove
Where? Pleasance Courtyard – The Cellar (Venue 33)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
I’m really looking forward to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. I’m doing my debut hour this year, so it feels like there’s a bit more pressure to do well compared to previous years, but overall I’m just really excited to be going back.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
My show is basically about my experiences as a 27 year old man, living with my mum and Vietnamese refugee.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
The biggest obstacle I’ve faced is just trying to piece together the hour of material and structuring it the best way possible. As it’s my debut hour it’s a completely new experience for me, but one I’ve really enjoyed learning how to do.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
My attitude towards the Fringe hasn’t changed that much in recent years. I still love the experience as much as I did the first time I went. But I guess each year you learn more and become more savvy. The first year I went I had no idea what was going on or how it all worked. Gradually, I realised how important it is for things like building a fanbase, getting recognised by industry folk and generally just helping you improve as a comedian.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
There are loads of amazing shows that I’m really looking forward to seeing this year. A few being – Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Dreamboat; Marc Jennings: Getting Going and Rosco McClelland: Magic Belly.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
In a year’s time I’d like to be retired, on a private island, due to the success of my debut Fringe hour. But if that doesn’t happen I guess I’d like to be working towards doing my second hour.