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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 Stuart Laws answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.

In one sentence tell us about your show.

An observational comedy show about a few facts: puffins are a seabird, I am a landape, together we shared the summer of 2001 at a sanctuary in my hometown.

What made you decide to bring a show this year?

Feeling of missing out. My friends go on holiday every year and the only way they’ll let me join them is if I write a show, get it booked in at a lovely venue and then perform it every single day. I also bought a third gilet and wanted an excuse to wear it.

Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?

Learn how to pronounce Fringé correctly, the Scottish get very angry if you don’t get the pronunciation correct. Also, don’t hang out with comedians, they’re the worst. That’s real advice. The worst.

What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer?(Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)

It’s largely about puffins. That’s pretty unique. There’s also a psychopath theme to it. Puffins and psychopaths. All the way.

What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?

The Northern Lights – the greatest light show on earth. Sometimes visible in Scotland, though not during the summer. If comedy is what you prefer then go see Jordan Brookes being weirder and funnier than anyone, or Twins being more shambolic and funny than other sketch groups or Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar and Tom Neenan being brilliant.

Name of the show:Stuart Laws:So preoccupied with whether or not he could, didn’t stop to think whether he should.

Venue:Pleasance Courtyard, Below

Dates: 5 – 28 August 2016 (not 15)


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