Who? Tony Law
Where? Monkey Barrel 3 (Venue 515)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Trepidation then at turns blank coldness. Like life really. Intensely nervous but pretending I’m old and cool.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
This will be my 16th show. For 15 I did funny from beginning to end trying to be original. Not worked getting me on TV. So this year no jokes. Just talking with a nice hat on. 2 songs. That’s it. Oddly this is the one I’ve written the most for. Maybe over 100000 words. And threw it all out. Well it’s still there. But I don’t like it. So. No more mister funny. However I’m not doing a structure either. It’s like cheating. University students using their essay skills in Edinburgh. Can’t compete. So just talking and moving. And pretending. Play.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Erm. My tour of my last show went rather late. Also I’m a moron and I find it hard to write. But I got given an old laptop. My first since 2013. So I just wrote 8 hours a day minimum for months. But it’s all Shit. So. See above.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
No. I’ve always known it’s a middle class bubble of progressive like minded people. I like that though. I get along very well with the middle classes and many of my interests align with them. The locals rip you off. Upper class men own the venues and make all the money. The posh eating themselves. I try rebel by being as crap at stand up as possible whilst still getting laughs. It is what it is. My friends come see me there. It’s like farming. Edinburgh is my spring seeding and the rest of the year I tour what the festival helped grow.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
On a holiday. Been years n years.