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Jordan Brookes: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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Jordan is many comedians’ favourite comedian and it was very exciting to see him make something of a breakthrough last year, picking up a very deserved nomination for Best Show from the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Awards.


Hello. How are you today?

So achingly lonely, in ways that remain sadly and forever unsolvable.

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

I’ve purposefully kept the blurb vague this year because I am terrible at commitment.

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

A delightful bunch of kind and talented people. We will help each other by staying the FUCK out of each other’s way.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

What, so when the comedians in question google themselves this interview comes up and they get to feel a warm glow? No thanks. Absolutely not.

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

Going into Peter Pan mode, believing I’ll be young forever, then emerging from the fringe bubble in September with various viral infections and a new rash to worry about.

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

They don’t know how much and how deeply I care about them and their happiness.

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

No. Be with your own thoughts for a change. Stop running away.

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

Don’t have anything to say but here’s a photo I found recently from a period I went through where I performed while wearing a mask of my own face.


Jordan Brookes: Bleed
Pleasance Courtyard
Aug 1-26, 8.30pm
£10-£13

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