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Matt Winning: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview


Scottish comedian Matt Winning promises another hour of nonsense storytelling to follow his excellent 2015 show all about his relationship with Robert Mugabe.

He’s got loads of charisma and natural funny bones.

Hello. How are you today?

Sorry who is this I have changed my phone and don’t have this number.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

Oh is this Larry from The Chuckle Times? Or is this the other guy from Monkey Burglars Laughter Shaft?

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

Well I think it’s a bit rich to expect an answer if you won’t even tell me who you are but here goes. 100%. It matches exactly. I’m not a liar. It’s a story about climate change, the end of the world and corn on the cob. I’m a person who does what he says he’s going to do.

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

Doing interviews with popular comedy websites… and bribery, blackmail. The usual.

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

A man called Chris Coltrane and two other people he knows who I’ve never met before. He’s a very organised young man so I’m hoping that will wear off on me

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Bob Geldof’s ‘Geldof the Fringe’ show #GeldoffTheFringe

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

Returning to the place I studied for five years and remembering all the fun times of when I was younger and life was simpler

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Yes please and some vinegar too. You CAN have it all

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

“The world is a cold, harsh place and we must become the cockroaches that survive the coming apocalypse” said Helen, picking up a menu. “I’ll have the lamb tageine” she then stated to the waitress, Karen, a women in her early 40s who had made some mistakes in life but looked her exact age. “This is a buffet madam and you brought that menu with you”. ”Then why are you here, you’re as pointless as a waitress at a buffet?” quipped Helen. “And anyway I’ve got enough on my plate”. She had 3 croissants on her plate. That was plenty

Matt Winning: Ragnarok
6-27 Aug, 3.45pm

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