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Adam Larter: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

adam larter return on investment

As head of the Weirdos comedy collective, Adam Larter is one of the leading figures in exciting, alternative comedy that pushes boundaries, embraces the surreal and wears tights.

After a couple of solo efforts Adam is bringing an original, surreal play to the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 in the form of Return On Investment – a unique take on the go-go-go world of 80s business.


Hello. How are you today?

Not bad thanks Tom. Had a bit of an awful week but I think things are heading in the right direction again.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

Absolutely, it can’t come sooner. I went to see Belle & Sebastian this week and they were incredible. They performed Tigermilk in it’s entirety. I remembered how much I loved them as a band and also how much I love Scotland.  So yes, I am very ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe. I want to see lots of weird stuff and dance lots.

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

They match perfectly (I cheated and wrote the show in January)

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

I’m fit.

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

I’m sharing a flat with some losers (Gareth Morinan, Ali Brice, Beth Vyse, Joz Norris and tech whizz  Luke Chaproniere). They’ll all hate me because I don’t drink and I like to wake up early. I’ll probably make up for it by buying the toilet roll and shower gel.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Not really. I try to see stuff I can’t see in London. All the stuff I loved last year I hadn’t heard of before. Can’t wait to see some weird theatre.

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

I wanna boogie in some indie disco or so. Lots of lovely curries. Meet some new friends.

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

As a veggie – I love this place! I will be having the veggie chilli, sour cream and sweetcorn. Lots!

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

Probably should promote the Harry Potter show . . . thought it’s selling out pretty quick. Assume you’ll put a link for this here Tom yeh? (I will – this is a link for Harry Potter and the Disappointing Aftermath (An Unofficial Sequel) at Ghille Dhu on Aug 9 and 11)

I haven’t paid a single penny for PR this year (never do) so this is probably the only interview I’ll do. Fuck the comedy industry etc etc.


Adam Larter’s Return On Investment
Heroes @ The Hive
6-28 August, 12.50pm
PWYW or £5 to guarantee entry

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