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Matthew Kelly: Edinburgh Fringe 2015 interview

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Matthew Kelly was half of Brian Conley in the 1990s. He’s been one of our favourite acts to watch in Edinburgh and his surreal brand of humour is hitting the Fringe again this year with a late night (12.10am) show that’s bound to be an unforgettable end to the day for anyone.

Hello, how are you today?

Well hello there. Ambrosial thank you, the 5 HTP just kicked in.

Are you ready for another year of Edinburgh Fringe action?


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

Um, ignore the blurb. At no point in my show do I mention Leonard Nemoy taking Terry Pratchett for a spin in his holy glider. That was just something I was picturing in the moment.

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

Interrupting other people’s shows to flyer the audience not only leaves an impression but also gives you a chance to practice your improv skills with another comedian at the top of their game.

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

I like to think Leonard Nemoy and Terry Pratchett would enjoy watching it from on high.

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

A flat? A flat white? What?

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

Other than briefly catching the middle of a lot of great shows, I’m most looking forward to showing off all the new words I’ve learnt to my midnight crowds. And I’m gonna put my neck on the line and say that’s people want this year.

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

Savlon twice a day. Sweet of you to ask.

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

When I said ‘from on high’ I didn’t mean still in the glider.

Karl Schultz: Matthew Kelly – Hypnagogia
Pleasance Courtyard
7-29 August, 12:10AM

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