Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see?
Rows and rows of vans selling crêpes (sweet and savoury) while someone nearby flyers for a show they haven’t seen.
What is the last thing that made you snort with laughter?
I laughed for about ten minutes at an aubergine. Just completely lost it. It wasn’t even a particularly oddly shaped aubergine, I just found the whole idea of an aubergine hilarious. Don’t worry though – I would never just present an audience with an aubergine and expect them to laugh.
Tell us about this year’s show.
It’s an hour of idiosyncratic-idiotic-character-clowning-stand-up, through which I attempt and succeed in making the best show ever.
Who do you want to see this year?
Michael Brunström. He’s doing a whole show about parsley.
Do you have any Edinburgh Fringe traditions?
I get over excited on the last day, start drinking a bit too early, and end up really cross.
What is your getting ready music?
The Best of Madness, on shuffle. It’s almost become a superstition now, so I don’t know how to get out of it.
If you could have any guest in your show, who would it be?
It’s tricky having any guest in a solo show. I suppose I’d go for Steve Martin just sitting at the side and giving me encouraging “thumbs up” and “a-ok” hand signals. And nodding.
What is the best backhanded compliment you have had?
Today someone said ‘You were so funny. I couldn’t believe it.’
Who made you howl with laughter when you were a child?
The cast of ‘Allo ‘Allo.
What should Donald Trump know?
The less, the better.
What do you do in Edinburgh that your parents wouldn´t approve of?
Catch John-Luke Roberts: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! (All in Caps) at 2.20pm at Heroes @ Monkey Barrel until 27 August