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Paul Currie: Edinburgh Fringe 2015 interview

Paul Currie Edinburgh Fringe

Hello. How are you today?

Today I am great thank you, excited, I am a very lucky person.. 11.20am and still in my PJ’s. The kids is a self employed fool.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

Yes, I’m ready for the sweat, beer, craic, and numerous throat infections.

At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?

It’s changed slightly as I’m constantly coming up with new material, ideas etc, and my comedy structure is loose and can easily change and bend and absorb new material with in the skeleton of my show.. That’s what I love about pure comedy, pure idiocy, it should be loose enough to allow improve depending on the audience, and every audience is different.. Everyone.

What are your tips for getting people to see your show?

Flyer, one on one with the public on the street. Charm them and make them laugh with in 3 sec of meeting them is the trick.

Is there anyone in particular you’d like to see in your audience?

Yes, the ghosts of Andy Kaufman and Robin Williams.. And they will be there.. Every night.

Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?

I am staying in my good friends windowless box room/ man cave in his beautiful apartment in Leith. I love Leith. I love lamp.

Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?

Just being in that city, laying in the meadows relaxing with friends.. And visiting my favourite pub in edinburgh, Cloisters for an ale.

What’s your topping at The Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street?

Another baked potato. Carb on carb action.. Pure Filth.

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

Ok.. I wanna know why Firm tooth brushes are being squeezed from our shelves!!!! It’s all medium or soft!! what the fringe is happening!! Well, I have a theory, that it’s the dental industry that’s pushing this, because I believe that firm tooth brushes help strengthen your gums and clean your teeth better hence leaving you less likely to need dental work done.. So! The dental industry has invented this premise that firm tooth brushes are “bad” for your gums. This. Is utter shit!!! Use firm tooth brushes kids!!! That’s uncle Paul’s life lesson, carry on.


Paul Currie: Re-release the Baboons
Heroes @ The Hive
6-31 Augusts, 6.30pm
PWYW or £5 to guarantee entry

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