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Henry Paker: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview



Hello. How are you today?

Hung over. I watched England play Columbia last night. It was very tense, although that might seem silly as you are probably reading this in the knowledge that England went on to easily win the World Cup.

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

I always make sure my blurbs are so vague that my show can go in any direction and it’ll be fine. So, if I want to do an hour on the difference between men and women, I can, or if I want to do a one man musical about the history of the NHS, that’s also possible.

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

I will be sharing a flat with nobody. I love nobody, we get on like a house on fire. Nobody will be helping me out by not making me wait to get in the bathroom, not eating my cheese and, most importantly, not asking me how my show went.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Seann Walsh is always brilliant. And James Acaster: I saw a preview of one of his two shows, and it was tremendous.

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

I am looking forward to eating my weekly vegetable which, this year, is going to be a carrot.

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

I’m half Turkish.

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

Dirty John. It’s excellent.

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

Why are there sizes of egg? We don’t need small and medium, all eggs should be large. I’ve never got half way through an egg and thought “I’ve overdone it here”.

Henry Paker: Man Alive
Banshee Labyrinth
4-26 Aug, 5.10pm

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