Who? Stuart Goldsmith
What? End Of
Where? Liquid Room Annexe (venue 276)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
Certainly am! It’s my 25th year and I’m playing a 250 seater at 2.50pm. Those last two are coincidence but I’m embracing it. I first came to the festival as a 16 year old and have performed standup, sketch or on the street at every single one. The question is, is the Fringe prepared for me?!
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
I try not to be tied to a premise. If it’s about anything it’s about effort and how I don’t put enough in, in any aspect of my life. But it’s just jokes gang. Big, big jokes.
What was the biggest obstacle you faced while putting this show together?
My toddler and my podcast. And the constantly running soundtrack from the film “Moana” in the back of my mind, thanks to the first one of those.
Who would most enjoy your show?
ABC1’s. No just kidding, I don’t even know if that’s a thing. I don’t write with a particular audience in mind, I just try to make myself laugh, and then trim away all the bits that no one else finds as hilarious.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
ALWAYS BE MAT EWINS-ING.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
Cycling around it – half the time you’re on a gentle incline, but the other half you’re zooming downhill swerving around tourists gaping at the architecture from the middle of the road.
What are your plans for after the festival?
I TAKE A GODDAMN YEAR OFF. And have a second child in October. So probably not that relaxing. Might not tour next year, might just go to ground and raise my family. So give me all your money this year please.