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Tim Renkow: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Tim Renkow is one of many great alternative acts performing on the Heroes line-up at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

This year Tim takes on the increasingly prevalent issue of homelessness. And maybe some lycanthropy for good measure.

Hello. How are you today?

I’m excited. I have a great show, I cannot wait to get up to Edinburgh and it is not a full moon tonight. How are you? [Very well! – Ed]

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

Yes. Except for the 18th, that’s going to be a dangerous day. However, I am really excited about my show its the best one I’ve written, so far.

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

It is pretty accurate. If I wrote it now I would’ve put something in it about how I am definitely not a werewolf.

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

Two things:

1. have a good show. There a lot of shows at Edinburgh fringe Festival which seems intimidating until you realise most of them aren’t that good. So if you write a good show people will talk

2. Don’t be a werewolf.

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

I am sharing my apartment with Gabriel Ebulue and Bisha Ali. They are two great comics and both own shackles so the 18th should be fine.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

All of the shows in the hive…. and hunting…no, I meant bunting….. I love colorful triangles

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

I like Scottish people. I look forward to making fun of the English with them. You people really fucked up this year and I cannot wait to see how happy the Scottish people are.

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

Freshly killed meat.. without the potato… no… I mean all the vegetables

Tim Renkow: King of the Tramps
Heroes @ The Hive
4-28 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), 7.50pm
PWYW or £5 to guarantee entry

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