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James Veitch: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Responsible for the fastest ever TED Talk to reach over two million views in the history of TED, James Veitch returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more geeky comedy about life, love and enabling Bluetooth.


Hello. How are you today?

Superb. I’ve been superb ever since I began ordering small items on Amazon Prime. Now there’s always something to look forward to.

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

I can’t remember what I wrote in the programme. Probably best not to come see the show based on that tbh…though it’s definitely going to have lots of 8-bit games!

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

I explain that they’re looking at a man who completed every Super Mario Bros game in the space of three weeks. No that man does not have a significant other but why are they casting aspersions where none need be cast.

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

No one asked me to live with them. I think it’s because they find me intimidating. I’ve got a one-bedroom apartment on the Pleasance in which I shall be spending the fringe on lock down; I’ve got a hard drive containing Michael J Fox’s oeuvre.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Looking forward to seeing what Sean McLoughlin has up his sleeve.

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

Obvs there are the classics; For Love or Money; The Secret of My Success. But it’s the “problem plays:” Greedy, Don’t Ask Me, Ask God & Light of Day that I’m looking forward to tackling. And Teen Wolf obvs.

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

The works, my friend. The works.

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

In The Hard Way (1991) we find an actor challenging self-imposed idiosyncracies; simultaneously deconstructing and reinforcing the hollywood myth. With James Woods.


James Veitch: Game Face
Pleasance Dome
5-29 Aug, 5.40pm
£9.50 – £11

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