In the Hot Seat: Richard Gadd

3 Aug

Photograph of Richard Gadd

If you missed last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd, here is your chance to see it.

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

The meadows. Green, wet grass. Giant billboards everywhere. Oh, and it’s raining. Always fucking raining.

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

I am dead inside.

Tell us about this year’s show.

It is a comedy/theatre show which takes place entirely in my head while I run on a treadmill. It won the Edinburgh Comedy Award last year and is returning for ten days only.

Who do you want to see this year?

Hannah Gadsby. She arrives having won the Barry Award in a show I have only heard incredible things about.

Do you have any Edinburgh Fringe traditions?

A kebab and a cry in the Elfalafel Kebab House in Bristo Place.

What is your getting ready music?

Travelling Wilburys – Tweeter and the Monkey Man.

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

Peter Hitchens. Just to see the look on his face.

What is the best backhanded compliment you have had?

‘I can really see your comedy working in a completely different setting.’

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

Laurel & Hardy.

What should Donald Trump know?

That he is making art tedious.

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

My comedy.

Catch Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do at 11pm at Summerhall 18-27 August only.

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