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Adam Hess: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Adam Hess blew us away with last year’s full debut that was an exhilarating, fast-paced hour of brilliant jokes and superbly rich and rambling stories of an awkward adolescence.

From an early preview, this year’s effort is just as beautifully silly.


Hello. How are you today?

Not sure to be honest. I just found out how much Edinburgh is going to cost me so I’ve been trying to work out cool ways to make money. It’s tricky but hey, a guy like me loves a challenge.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

Absolutely. Laughter is who I am. It’s what gets me up in the morning and keeps me from going to bed at night! Without hundreds of people coming to see my Edinburgh show every year I would realise I am nothing and even the sweet sweet taste of Subway’s new foot long Pulled Pork Sub™ wouldn’t be able to lift me from my new found emotional abyss

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

Not at all. The show that I was originally performing in previews had a large element of physical audience interaction involved until claims that I was pickpocketing the audience members. I would like to whole heartedly deny those vicious rumours here and now. My show is now more similar to last year’s show: Very funny. I talk fast. Cracking stuff.

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

To be quite honest with you I don’t understand this question. If you mean ‘How will I get people to my show?’ the answer is that I’ll be so funny that people will find it emotionally draining NOT to talk to people about how much they enjoyed my lecture. Also I refuse to let audience members leave until they show me the tweet they’ve done praising my cracking jokes and kind-hearted performance style.

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

I’m living with University Sketch group ‘Sketchly Park’ who are 19 lovely young lads from Darpton Uni who are absolutely tearing up the sketch scene at the moment with their sketches about Schrodinger’s cat and stuff like that. Also living with double-act ‘Three’s Company’ who are coping very well since the assassination of their brother.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Meme, Myselfie and iPhone6 – Kenny Cornk
Amazon Prime Stole My Son – Adrian Glup
I Mean You Wouldn’t Do That With Anything Else Would You!? – Sid Simon

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

To be honest the main thing I’m looking forward to is that Edinburgh boasts no fewer than six Subway Restaurants. And all with a five star hygiene rating. So whether I’m after a Egg-sub for breakfast or just a light SubSalad™ for lunch, there’ll always be something to satisfy my big weird tongue

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Subway™ don’t sell chips

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

I’ve gone to so much effort to make you enjoy reading this. I hope that’s enough to convince you that my show will be the highest quality hour of oratory you’ve ever heard.

Adam Hess: Feathers is at Heroes @ The Hive at 4:10pm, 5th – 28th August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe


Adam Hess: Feathers
Heroes @ The Hive
5-28 August, 4:10pm
PWYW / £5 adv

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