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Russ Peers: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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Hello. How are you today?

Not too shabby, bit warm on the whole but thanks for asking, and yourself?

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

Sorry, what? It’s getting there but I’m sort of at the stage where I wish I hadn’t gone for a pun in the title of my show.

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

I’m lucky in that I am sharing with a friend and his husband who live in Edinburgh and aren’t involved with the Fringe so I get sane conversation, a lovely clean room and the bonus for them is the timing of my show means they’ll probably not see much of me.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Looking forward to seeing Stephen Bailey, Tom Allen, Zoe Lyons, Suzi Ruffell, Athena Kugblenu and also getting the chance to see shows I find out about once I’m up in Edinburgh.

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

My daily Irn Bru and the steak and haggis pie at the pub near my friend’s house. Oh, and those days where you get caught out by the weather getting drenched in the morning and sunburnt in the afternoon.

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

I once competed, with two classmates, on the 1980s BBC childrens’ TV film based quiz show ‘Screen Test’ presented by Mark Curry. We lost in the first round. I’ve never recovered.

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

‘Hoovering’ the brilliant food-based podcast by ace comedy turn Jess Fostekew.

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

I want to start a campaign to bring back capital punishment for people who repeatedly press the bell on the bus. THE DRIVER HEARD IT THE FIRST TIME.

Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers
Just the Tonic at the Grassmarket Centre
2-26 Aug, 7.10pm

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