Canadian-born comic Craig Campbell is somewhat of a force to be reckoned with, having teamed up with the likes of Tony Law and Dan Antopolski to produce Edinburgh shows in the past. Campbell has also dabbled in theatre, performing a one-man play at Edinburgh in 2008, and returns to the festival this year with a new stand up hour, Easy Tiger, which looks set to be as absurd and innovative as previous shows.
I asked Craig these seven questions to find out more…
1) How did you begin your comedy career?
Went onstage 27 long f’in yrs ago at 19, realised immediately the wonderment of making-believe for a living and never looked back!
2) What is the most stressful aspect of your life?
Living in the era of belligerent pre-emptive wars of aggression in the nuclear age, waged by our collective Western govts and sold to the public as defence and the added stress of how seemingly easily that Brooklyn-bridge of an ethical swindle has been successfully sold to our hyper-distracted (come to MY show though!), grossly-propagandised populations as moral and defensible. That… and slow Wifi…
3) How do you choose your friends?
4) What is the worst thing about travelling?
The space helmet digs into my shoulders and my bone density plummets… Ohh and the bags of poo sometimes shake loose and float around the cockpit… I love travelling.
5) Are you a mean person?
Only to children, animals and those unable to protect themselves obvs…
6) Would you describe yourself as conventional or unconventional?
I’m extremely malleable depending on the environment. I’m in many ways an extroverted madman but I’m also a level-headed proficient private pilot… Nowt funny as folk, eh?
7) Which year of the Edinburgh Festival has so far been your favourite?
This year as always, the year yet to come, it carries with it opportunity and hope!