In the Hot Seat: Dane Baptiste

Photo of Dane BaptisteWe can’t wait to see Dane’s show this year. But until then, we have asked him some questions to keep us going…

Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see?

A Royal Mile of cobblestones lined with the hopeful, the curious and the desperate. And Predator for some reason.

What is the last thing that made you snort with laughter?

A baby beatboxing on Instagram. I’m easily pleased.

Tell us about this year’s show.

This year’s show is called G.O.D. That’s for Gold, Oil and Drugs. The show is about worship, faith, science and religion. It’s about mashed potatoes and bears, but you’ll have to see it to learn more.

Who do you want to see this year?

Kae Kurd, Twayna Mayne, Maddy Anholt, Bobby Mair, Thaniya Moore; there’s too many to name.

Do you have any Edinburgh Fringe traditions?

Spending more money than anticipated; and threatening to run away about once a week.

What is your getting ready music?

Hardcore aggressive Hip-Hop, the perfect genre to address the liberal artisan crowd at the fringe.

If you could have any guest in your show, who would it be?

No preference really; if they laugh and pay, they stay.

What is the best backhanded compliment you have had?

“You’re ACTUALLY funny”. Well I actually don’t give a fudge what you think.

Who made you howl with laughter when you were a child?

My cousin Marvin, he’s the ‘Comedian of the Family’. So I guess that makes me the well-adjusted one without any repressed resentment and something to prove…

What should Donald Trump know?

That when the American empire burns; history will remember him as Nero. And then on closer study he will be the 21st century’s Caligula.

What do you do in Edinburgh that your parents wouldn´t approve of?

Continue to pursue an unstable career while remain childless and not owning property.

Catch Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. at 9pm @ Pleasance Courtyard throughout August


Published by Punchline

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