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Owen Roberts: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

Owen Roberts 1 credit Ben Carpenter

Hello. How are you today?

So stressed you wouldn’t believe. The Fringe is terrifyingly close, and despite my constant reminders to my six year old co writer that we have to finish the show by August, she seems incapable of grasping any sense of urgency, and has spent the last hour attempting to invent a machine that will enable her toy dog snowflake to levitate.

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

Very closely, as advertised I have let a six year old child write my show, and somewhat predictably it’s absolute chaos.

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

Two fine comedians by the names of Dan Cook and Nick Hall. We will be helping each other survive the month by strict regime of Yoga, kale smoothies, and Buddhist chanting. Obviously not, we’ll go down the pub and bitch about other people’s shows.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Ciaran Dowd as ‘Don Rodolfo’. We’ve done 5 Edinburgh shows together as the sketch group ‘BEASTS’. This year we are both doing our first solo show, very excited to see what he’s come up with, apparently there will be sword fighting.

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

Drinking copious amounts of Scottish whisky.

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

That I have a tattoo on my arse.

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

‘Birthday Girls’ House Party’ These guys are one of the best sketch acts about, and their podcast is banging.

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

Come and watch my show, it’s written by a child and performed by me, it’s either going to be absolute genius or a glorious mess, either way it’ll definitely be worth a watch.

Owen Roberts: I Let a Six-Year-Old Write My Show
Pleasance Courtyard
1-27 Aug, 4.45pm

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