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David McIver: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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David McIver is indeed a nice little man who is very talented at character comedy. 

Hello. How are you today?

I am okay, although I’m in Costa and I just ate a lukewarm mac and cheese because I thought they were going to bring it out to me, but instead they just left it on the side, and I didn’t want to make a fuss and ask them to reheat it.

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

My blurb is tantalisingly vague. All I really said in it was that I do characters and it is comedy. I’m an honourable man and I’ve stuck to my promises! Although I guess I’m not really doing characters in the traditional sense; they’re more like comic conceits that I don’t fully commit to. And comedy is a pretty subjective term so who am I to say if it’s comedy or not. Oh dear…

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

I’m living with Phil and Martin of double act Loose Brie, and stand-up Steph Browne. I am hoping they will encourage me to eat vegetables, and reward me with praise when I do.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Crizards, Loose Brie, Steph Browne & Rob Copland, Matt Hutson, and all of the Weirdos.

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

Sinking some cool lagers with friends in the evenings, eating a lot of Mosque Kitchen curry, climbing Arthur’s Seat and feeling alive, not having to go to work, really considering going to the beach this time, and looking at the Scottish countryside and feeling excited on the Megabus there.

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

I once stole one of my friend’s pokemon cards. I think it was a shiny Spearow. Alex I’m so sorry.

I’m bored of all the podcasts I currently subscribe to. Can you recommend me a good one please?

I love ‘Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel.’ It’s audio recordings from real couples counselling sessions and it’s absolutely fascinating. Very good if you like crying on public transport.

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

In most cafes they bring the food to your table, don’t they? I just think if you want me to wait at the counter for a mac and cheese you need to say that when I order it. I don’t blame

the staff, I’ve done customer service jobs before and I know they suck, I just think the management needs to provide some clarity about this sort of thing, for the sake of both the customers and the staff.

David McIver Is A Nice Little Man
Aug 4-25, 2.30pm

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