Steve Hall was one third of excellent sketch group We Are Klang, alongside Greg Davies and Marek Larwood. He’s also a brilliant stand-up in his own right and will be at the Edinburgh Festival this year with what will most likely be another excellent Fringe show.
Hello. How are you today?
Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?
Since I last did it in 2011 I’m become full Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon. I have grown so decrepit there is even talk of a no alcohol August…
At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?
I went for the entirely cowardly move of mainly using press quotes. So whether the show does indeed feature “joyous phrasing” and a “choice of words close to poetic” is probably for an audience to decide.
What are your tips for getting people to see your show?
Rely on people more famous than me selling out. Free handjobs. Plus there are some incredible photos in my show, so even if people despise the jokes there will be something to make them happy. Beyond the handjobs.
Is there anyone in particular you’d like to see in your audience?
Johnny Cash but I accept it’s unlikely.
Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?
In the past I’ve usually shared with Alun Cochrane. This year I’d thought he wanted to live separately so he could be nearer his martial arts studio, as he is mental, so I found my own space. The day after I’d paid the deposit he sent me a message saying “so where are we living?” Damn. And by strange coincidence – I’m staying in the exact place he did last year. Spooky!
Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?
A mountain of pussy.
What’s your topping at The Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street?
Fuck that noise. I’m all about Piemaker [It is also very good – Ed]
Here’s a space to write about anything you want. Go for it.
Here’s a lovely old photo of my Klang colleague Marek Larwood:
Steve Hall: Zebra
6-30 August, 6.35pm