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Johnny White Really-Really: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

Johnny White Really-Really

Part of an impressive roster of performers from Liam Williams’ production company Fight in the Dog, Johnny White Really-Really is an exciting young performer tackling the big questions.


Hello. How are you today?

Someone spilled something all over the floor last night and I’ve been trying to clean it up but the floor remains sticky no matter how many moppings I administer. It’s too hot outside and I feel afraid for no good reason. But at the same time I’m experiencing waves of a sort of giggly light-hearted feeling. Still drunk I think tbh.

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

Hmmm. Let me just take a look at my programme blurb. It’s accurate! Although it does boast of run-of-the-mill jokes, which suggests that there are jokes in the show, and I don’t want to spoil it by revealing if that is true or not.

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

I would say probably not. I like to keep as far away from anything that you might also see on the BBC website as possible. Not that I have anything against the BBC website. In fact its open on a tab directly next to this one.

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

At time of writing (21st June) I still don’t know where I’ll be staying. I have grandiose fantasies about staying in some sort of foyer area. Maybe I’ll live on buses the entire time.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Phoebe Walsh, Jon Pointing and John Robins but also loads of other ones, my brain has been turned into small pieces of paper and has flown out the window this morning and I can’t get any decent momentum with my thoughts!

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

I love the air in Edinburgh. It makes me feel enormously cheered up. A very nice place to walk around in. And I know a thing or two about walking around in places! Also the Dagda pub (hope I’m spelling that correctly), which I see as one of those energy refueling stations that you charge up your gun on at Quasar. Can’t 100% remember if that actually happened at Quasar but you can imagine. Quasar was just like Laser Quest FYI.

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

I was going to say Sue Townsend, but I just looked and that was 2014. I was very unsettled when David Bowie died, because it seemed like he might be able to sort of control time and live for eternity.

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

Why do people say that things sound “like a dying cat”? And why are they so pleased with themselves when they do? Cats die in silence.


Johnny White Really-Really: Pigeons
The Mash House
3-27 Aug, 6.40pm
£5/PWYW

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