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Geoff Norcott: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

geoff norcott

Hello. How are you today?

Awful. I just had such a bad haircut. She asked if i had a side parting and then tried to cut it into the middle of my head while looking the other way.


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

Pretty closely, although you can’t do a show called ‘Conswervative’ and not accommodate the events of the last few weeks. It’s a strange year when a joke about the Scottish elections seems dated – even though it happened in May.

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

I have a three month old son so he may find himself at the bottom of the Royal Mile handing out flyers. He’s very cute.

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

As I say, I have the three month old coming up. He likes to stay up late drinking. By late, I mean he wakes up at 3am wanting milk, but that’s still pretty rock and roll when you’re nearly 40.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Apparently there’s one where you just look at a baby. I already have that in my house. I never realised it was something I could charge for.

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

Nothing beats having a great show at the fringe then swanning around afterwards like your He-Man even though all you did was do your job properly.

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Go on then. And a pickled egg. Yeah, I’m the guy who eats them. I’m old school.

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

If you think all political comedy is boring and comes from one predictable angle, then i’m your guy. However, if you like that predictable left wing stuff I’m also building in a heckle amnesty: if you hate where I’m coming from you can throw insults or even actual stuff.

Geoff Norcott: Conswervative
Underbelly Med Quad
9-14, 16-28 Aug, 7.10pm
£10 – £11

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