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Edinburgh Fringe interview: David Morgan

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He’s been called cute by Gay Times, but David Morgan still wishes he was pretty. 

In his Fringe show at the Underbelly, David comes to terms with his appearance and how we define beautiful.

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On a scale of cardboard to Christmas, how excited are you for the Fringe this year?

Christmas, but with the inlaws not at home. So excited, but with the feeling you’re very much being judged at all times.

 What’s your show about (in a maximum of two sentences and without using the following words/terms: unique, defiant, sassy, action-packed, thrill-a-minute, crazy, random, middle-class hip hop)?

It’s about

Who should come see it? And who do you want to come see it?

Lovely people should come and see it. I want star of stage and screen Claire Sweeney to see it (also, anyone I’ve favorited on Grindr, sit at the front).

What is the full range of emotions an audience member can expect from your show?

Trepidation, Comfort, Intrigue, Anger, Empathy, Happiness, Fire, Earth, Water and Heart.

Is your show easy to adapt for Radio 4 in case it wins the Fosters Comedy Award?

I’d adapt it for the RyanAir Inflight announcements if they paid me.

How long did it take to come up with the show’s name? And what did you reject?

Too long. The work in progress title was ‘Or am I?’ That is a properly awful title. I just like seeing ‘David Morgan, Pretty’ written down like someone’s marking me at a speed dating event.

Do you have a favourite Fringe memory (not necessarily your own or about the Edinburgh in Scotland)?

I once experimented with a fringe in secondary school. It angered my skin so back up it went.

What else are you looking forward to in Edinburgh this year? We recommend the Piemaker, The Baked Potato Shop and a pleasant stroll.


Here’s a space to write anything you want about any subject. Go for it:

I want to set up a Cake Boss / Ace of Cakes fan club and watch with fellow funny people. If this is you when you see me say ‘Fondant’ EXACTLY how Buddy Valastro says it to gain admittance to the Fans of Ace of Cake Boss Club.

David Morgan: Pretty
Aug 1 – 25, 7pm
Underbelly, Bristo Sq
£8 – £10

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