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Jason John Whitehead: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Canadian comic Jason John Whitehead returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after five years away.

Hello. How are you today?

I’m A-OK thanks. not even feeling bloated.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

Sure am. I haven’t been in 5 years so this year it just feels exciting to be back. Bring it on.

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

Well, my name is correct anyway. Yeah, it’s pretty accurate really.

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

Find a way to Blackmail your box office staff. Luckily I don’t have to resort to that this year because my show is FREE. FREE bitches!! Yeah.

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

Oh yeah, I need to find a flat. Well, that hasn’t happened yet. I don’t sleep anyway so maybe I’ll just stay up for month.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Sure. There are some pretty talented comics at my venue. Carey Marx always delivers. It’s also great to discover a new act that you’ve never heard of before and that always happens in Edinburgh

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

Haggis!! I’m loadin up on Haggis and blood pudding……and I’m gonna eat it in front of American friends to gross them out

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

Chilli and cheese,…..the classic. Or maybe more haggis if I haven’t had my fill yet

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

I’ll tell ya one important thing that’ll help the rookies. Shoes. Get some new bloody shoes at the start of the festival. Your feet will thank you. You’re about to do more cobbled street uphill dowhill marching than you’ve ever experienced in your life. Don’t bring your old ass shoes that you’ve had since January. Your feet will hate you and they will punish you.

Jason John Whitehead: Fool Disclosure
Liquid Rooms
5-29 August, 8.45pm

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