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Jake Howie: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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The Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and 2018 NATYS Finalist Jake Howie has intriguing views on what tap water tastes like…

Hello. How are you today?

Good thanks. How are you? How’s your mum?

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

Pretty spot on, but I wish I’d known that I’d end up creating content on Nicki Minaj, cum faces and my childhood in Scientology as it really captures a few untapped niches.

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

Maddie Campion, Fiona Ridgewell and Kelly Convey, which will make us the most bubbly, happy, positive house in Edinburgh.. with Ian Lane added to the mix for a dose of much-needed reality. But seriously – what a crew!

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

I can’t wait to see all my friends – my flatmates, Esther Manito and Ryan Dalton’s Angry Emoji Face, Jenny Collier’s A Few Good Jen, Sarah Callaghan’s The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan, Yuriko Kotani’s Moreish, Bryony Twydle’s Flamingo, and so, so many more! I will also see all of the LGBT+ shows I can possibly see.

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

Drinking wine and eating carbs before noon without judgement – God bless Scotland.

The Fringe’s tagline this year is ‘Into The Unknown’. What do people not know about you?

I’m such an open book that to go into uncharted territory you’d have to physically enter me, which isn’t off the cards for a lucky few…joking! I’m married, you perv!

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

To me, tap water taste likes arseholes…and not in a fun way.

Jake Howie: Read My Lips
Just the Tonic @ The Caves
2-26 Aug, 9.30pm

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