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Andy Field: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

Another hotly tipped youngster, big things are expected of Andy Field this August, two years after winning Chortle student comedian of the year.


Hello. How are you today?

I’m doing well, thank you for asking

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

It’s pretty spot on because I kept it vague, it’s all about the wiggle room. I like to have the option of throwing the whole show out, doing some freeform mime for an hour and not having to change the promotional materials. I probably won’t do that but the option is nice. As it is my blurb promises a funny show by me so I’m hoping I’ve got it covered

Have the momentous events of 2016 affected your act in any way?

I came up with a character called Donald Trumpet that consisted of me angrily blowing a trumpet at all the women and minorities in the room but I stopped doing it because it ruined the atmosphere and made people feel bad. That’s very much the reaction I’d expect if the real Trump showed up though so it could be argued that Donald Trumpet is the realest character I have.
Other than that no.

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

I’m sharing a flat with about six other comedians, I imagine there will be a lot of telling each other we’re funny and napping fully clothed in the foetal position. At least that’s what I like to get up to

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

I’ve not really looked into what shows are on, I like to wander aimlessly, take flyers and go off on whims. I’m a sucker for something with puppets and I love a potentially dodgy student theatre production and weird arty things. But one of my favourite things about the fringe is how you can wander into an unknown show any time of the day and see something new so I like to approach with an empty schedule and some adventurousness

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

So many things, the Edinburgh Fringe is my favourite place to be. I’m looking forward to there being a bar everywhere I go, seeing friends, street performers, the rock hard legs of an athlete that I’ll have developed by the end of the month. I think I’m mostly looking forward to performing my own show though. It’s a fun thing to do and I’ll be in a fancy proper venue for the first time which is cool, I’m imagining a lot of free wine and high fiving. There may not be any of either but I like to dream.

What celebrity death hit you the hardest in 2016 (mine was Wogan)?

Mine was Bowie. I love his music and I had a strange childhood fascination with the movie Labyrinth so he’s almost like a second, very distant and strange father to me. I always thought that if he stole me and raised me as a goblin in the middle of a labyrinth I’d tell my sister to leave it, it’s better this way. Then just get right into a couple of those musical numbers and see out my days having a great time

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

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The Andy Field Experience
Pleasance Courtyard
2-27 Aug, 9.45pm
£9-£10

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