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Barry Ferns: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

Angel Comedy co-founder Barry Ferns wants a wrestle at the top of Arthur’s Seat.

Hello. How are you today?

I am just off a three day headache – it’s gone! So I am doing blessedly well. Also I just had a very strong coffee.

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

The blurb for me never mentions content! I think 40 words isn’t enough and people usually want to know you’re competent and have seen and been engaged with your show elsewhere – and they’re using the programme for reference to check you’re any good!

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

Lucilla San Martin, Heather Griffith and Charlie George – we will help ourselves survive by making healthy food, and reminding each other of our humanity – we are not just a show, we are human beings!

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Ben Target’s show “Splosh” and Paul Foot’s show. I do love Paul Foot.

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

Climbing Arthur’s Seat late at night with people. Its one of my favourite things. Often I will entice someone to a wrestle, point to the top of Arthurs Seat and say “ There! We will wrestle there!” And we do.

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

What do people not know? I don’t know. Depends on the people and how they know me… Does anyone know ANYTHING about me?

Some juicy BarryFacts thought:

1 – I have been on a three month silent meditation retreat

2 – I am a trained massage therapist

3 – I paid for my MA by selling cookies and hummus in Galway Market

4 – I worked for two years in a pork pie factory

5 – I used to be in a band with Suede guitarist Richard Oakes

6 – Matt Lucas once saved me from sleeping rough in Edinburgh.

Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You
Just The Tonic At The Tron
3-26 Aug, 9pm

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