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Conor Drum: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

Conor Drum edinburgh fringe

An Irish comic with a show about being the only remaining singleton in a world full of weddings, mortgages, children, security and a lack thereof.

Hello. How are you today?

I’m good. I feel a bit like I’m jet-lagged as I’m just off a week of night shifts. Oh, the glamour of comedy.

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

It’s pretty close.

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

Which momentous events? Like in the news? Then no. In my life like buying my first house and getting married? Then yes, as neither of those things happened.

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

I have not met them yet. I think they are students. I stayed with students last year. I kept a photo diary of the mess they would leave. At one point later in the month a piece of chicken reanimated, winked at me and then ran away. Animals.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

I think Tommy Tiernan’s Under The Influence should be great.

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

Fresh, hoppy air. And the fact that it’s the one month of the year where as a comic you are the normal one.

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

T-Wogs was a tragedy. We went to the same school in Dublin. Although not at the same time.

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

As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed I’m developing all sorts of allergies and spend most mornings in tears. Then I remember it’s just an Edinburgh show and I’ll figure it out.

Conor Drum: All My Friends Are Dead
Bar 50
3-27 Aug, 6pm

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