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Ross Brierley: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

Ross Brierley edinburgh fringe

Hello. How are you today?

I’m wonderful thank you. Well, I’m in Sheffield waiting for a delayed train, but isn’t that a metaphor for everything ? No. No it is not

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

Almost exactly ! But that’s because I’m writing about a very specific theme, my life spent betting. I think the PR blurb makes it seems a bit more dramatic than it is but that’s PR for you.

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

Three friends (two of which are involved in The Not So Late Show, our spoof chat show) and a person I’ve never met (comedian Sid Singh who seems delightful). I will help them through the month by reminding them that life is fleeting and meaningless and what we are doing for a month is essentially pointless. STAY POSI

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Oh absolutely. The Delightful Sausage, Jack Evans and Sean Morley are all northern powerhouses. John Luke Roberts, Christopher Bliss, Beard, Lucy Pearman and Lazy Susan are southern softies

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

Ignoring emails, eating noodles, forgetting the rest of the world exists, being crap at pitch and putt on the Meadows, drinking too much, being creatively fulfilled etc.

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

Not much after this show! Joke. Possibly. I used to do Tae Kwon Do as a kid but I stopped after I was kicked full pelt in the jaw and flew halfway across the gym and thought ‘I’ll do something else instead’.

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

Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History is getting me through car journeys at the moment.

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

I want to say how proud I am of you, whoever you are, for reading this far and that if you genuinely have read this far then send me a DM on Twitter (@RossBrierley) and I’ll send you a present because you are clearly in need of stimulation.

Ross Brierley: Accumulator
Underbelly Bristo Sq
1-27 Aug, 4.30pm

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