With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Geoff Norcott answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show?
In a heavily political age, I’m trying to work out how a working class son of a trade unionist has ended up leaning to the right. I come from a mad South London family so the stories start to illustrate why very little about me makes sense.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
Is that a rhetorical question? My paranoid mind was adding its own italics: ‘What madeyoudecide to bring a showthisyear.’
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
If it’s as a punter you are guaranteed to love it.
If it’s as a performer you will decide you loved it sometime in November, during a session with your therapist.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
In a sea of left-wing voices in comedy, I offer something different. It’s poorly researched and in many cases plain wrong, but it IS different.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
American comic Bill Burr is doing a show. He’s such a popular comic among stand-ups that I expect the sound of laughter at his jokes will be tempered by a room full of acolytes wondering why the hell they didn’t think of anything half as good.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Geoff Norcott: Conswervative
Venue: Underbelly Med Quad.
Dates: 1 – 29 August (not 14)