Who? Christopher MacArthur-Boyd
What? Home Sweet Home
Where? The Gilded Balloon Teviot (venue 14)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
This is my debut hour at Edinburgh, but it’s my fourth year in a row performing at it, so I can confidently say: no, I am not prepared at all for a month of exhaustion, greasy fry-ups and excessive smoking.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
My girlfriend moved all the way from Australia to Scotland to live with me… and my mum and my dad. This is a show about the 3.4 million young British adults still living in their parental home, and the effect that has had on a whole generation.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
The biggest obstacle with writing this show has been the difficulty inherent in writing about real live people. Some of my mum and dad’s friends have came to see me perform excerpts, and word has got back that I’m not painting them in a particularly favourable light.
Who would most enjoy your show?
It’s written for the millennial generation who are struggling with this issue, but it’s actually been resonating more with the older crowd who are just as pissed off about having to still share a home with these instagramming monsters.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
I mean there’s too many good shows to mention but I’ve seen previews by Rosco Mcclelland and Ed Night that really made me panic.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
It’s proximity to Glasgow.
What are your plans for after the festival?
I think I’m going to lie down for a thousand years.