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Abnormally Funny People answer 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Abnormally Funny People.The Abnormally Funny People show is now 10 years old. Steve Best answers our 10 questions on behalf of the team...

1. Tell us about your career so far. Are you happy with where you're at?

We started in 2005 at the Edinburgh Festival. We've not been back to the festival until now. In the meantime we have a monthly podcast, perform regularly at the Soho Theatre as well as other theatre and festival shows.

2. Describe your show in exactly 23 words.

Funny, funny, funny, funny, funny, funny, improvisation funny, a funny song, funny, funny, funny a 'token' non-disabled comedian, funny, funny, funny, funny

3. Why are you putting yourself through this famously stressful experience?

We thrive on stress.

4. Any cunning plans to get more punters in?

The 'token' non-disabled comedian, who really will be a 'token' in that they won't have to do anything but be there, move a microphone around, and be slightly patronised by the other acts, will be a well-known comedian - we already have Robin Ince, Mike McShane, Richard Vranch to do a night!

5. How much money do you think you'll lose/make this year?

Aim to lose/make £1.00 either way.

Liz Carr.6. What's your weirdest past Fringe experience?

2005 - Liz Carr (pictured) was rushed to hospital hours before the show, but made it to the gig as we were being introduced.

7. What other shows are you hoping to see?

All shows that begin with 'A'.

8. If you took over programming a venue, what would you perfect line-up of comedians be?

Steve Martin, Tommy Cooper, Bill Hicks, my mum.

9. Name the one person you'd rather not bump into during the festival.

Jim Davidson - he hasn't got a great record when it comes to disability.

10. Why should audiences pick your show over the 1,700+ other comedy offerings at this year's festival?

So they can see something a little bit different from the norm. They can see something a little bit abnorm. What a line up! A bunch of mainstream misfits. It really is a funny show.

'Abnormally Funny People' is at 9:40pm at Stand in the Square on 6-16, 18-30 August. Listing

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