John Hastings is a Canadian comic and circuit regular. He moved to the UK in 2012 and made his Fringe debut that year.
Hello. How are you today?
I am like sorta tired but not enough for a nap but enough that I am angry for no reason. I also just farted Now.
Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?
Yeah bro. I have been trying hard to start eating burgers in the morning and cereal in evening. Also I have a lot of photos of myself up in my house so I am used to people starring at photo shopped versions of myself.
At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?
It’s the FIRST TIME it mostly matches. I am so happy somebody finally asked because I am secretly proud of such things.
What are your tips for getting people to see your show?
Flyers. Threats. Do other shows. Grind your teeth. Threats.
Is there anyone in particular you’d like to see in your audience?
57 every day of the fringe
Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?
Phil Jerrod, Evelyn Mok, Ian Smith, Chris Betts and my need to look at reviews. We will spend the month uniting the former and fighting the latter.
Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?
I am looking forward to getting soup at the soup place where I tell nobody where it is. Also the ability to guilt free eat curry judgement free.
What’s your topping at The Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street?
Beans and a smile. I make the smile on my fucking potato
Here’s a space to write about anything you want. Go for it.
I want to thank Laugh Out London for not mentioning the following questions “what’s the weirdest heckle” “where do you get your ideas” etc. I LOVE YOU [But where do you get your ideas from John?!?! – Ed].