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Stephen Bailey: Edinburgh Fringe 2015 interview

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Stephen Bailey brings his second show to the fringe having been busy supporting Katherine Ryan on tour. He has no time for jacket potatoes…


Hello. How are you today?

Oh hi there. I bloody brilliant. I’ve got an iced bun and a cup of tea! What else do I need?

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

I love the Fringe so much. No show is the same, no audience is the same. So it’s exciting to me! Lots of chumps moan about doing it but I think if you are paying for it you may as well enjoy it, otherwise you may as well spend all your gold on a family hols to Benidorm

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

It pretty much says what it does on the tin. I’m a guilty pleasure and I release my inner X Factor – without the use of song

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

I was going to offer people sexy favours but then it was pointed out that I am not pretty enough to do that, so I guess I will flyer them until they agree. Also, now gay marriage is legal in the States, I was thinking I can say I need to sell out so I can afford the flight over to marry my fiance Zac Efron

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

Ladies and gays. Oh and Cher.

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

I am sharing a flat with my comedy wife, Jayde Adams. We really help balance each other out and put things into perspective for the other. Also, she is best. Last year, she got me off dairy and brought me a cup of tea with soya every morning

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

Well, I used to be a white witch. So, I want to use my power to draw out Edinburgh’s mystical energy to get my powers back. Back in the day, Edinburgh was known for it’s mystical convergence!

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

Get your sweaty JP out of my face.

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

Can you just all come to my show. My parents are very old and need to retire so I’d like to pay for them to go and live in Benidorm in their caravan. That’s all they want and I feel like I need to start delivering. They’ve done council for years. Now I want to give them Spanish Council. Plus I want to sell out to justify my life to the bank manager!


Stephen Bailey: Should’ve Been a Popstar
Pleasance Courtyard
5-18, 20-30 August, 4.15pm
£5 – £11

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