Edinburgh Q&A

Nick Hall answers 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions

Nick Hall.Nick Hall has a genius if dangerous and un-workable idea for how he is going to get everyone to come to see his show.

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

I started in 2010 with The Three Englishmen sketch group, before trying my hand at some stand-up. It went so well I'm now doing a one-man character comedy show. I'm bloody delighted with it.

2. Describe your show in exactly 23 words.

A fast-paced, energetic and hilarious hour of character-comedy performed in a Portakabin for your enjoyment next to a giant Purple Cow. 23 words.

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

I have a pathological fear of the month of August. This is the only way to take my mind off it.

4. Any cunning plans to get more punters in?

Setting the rest of Edinburgh on fire and then putting a sign fire-exit by my venue. I can't see how that would go wrong.

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

I'll probably return to London covered in gold. In a Game of Thrones-way.

6. What's your weirdest past Fringe experience?

Dressing up inside a giant Pavarotti suit with three other people to sign Nessun Dorma.

7. What other shows are you hoping to see?

Really looking forward to seeing hot new sketch act Bad Dog; up-and-coming stand-up Tim Cobble with his 12 and 1/2 minute show Cobble's Law; and Gaulier-trained clown Paul van Flenk with his award-winning Cellotape.

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

Pryor. Kaufman. Little. Large.

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

Hitler. I guess I'd have to tell him what happened at the Nuremberg Trials. He doesn't come out well.

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

Because I'm right behind you as you read this!

'Nick Hall: Dodekahedron' is at 5:30pm at Udderbelly, George Square on 5-18, 20-31 August. Listing