Phil Nichol gives us a warm welcome to Crazytown
- Brian Donaldson
- 29 July 2010
This article is from 2010.
Comic's 2010 Fringe show promises 'dark poetic theatrical jazz silliness'
Last August, Phil Nichol unveiled his new creation Bobby Spade and we gave him five big ones. Here, he repays the favour by chucking us some answers to our Q&A
What five words best describe your show this year?
Dark poetic theatrical jazz silliness.
Which comic should be more famous by the end of August?
Carey Marx is consistently one of the most progressive-thinking, hardest-working and under-rated joke writers in the business. He is quite simply a very funny man.
What bugs you most about Edinburgh in August?
There should be fairer, cheaper rents for the performers.
Which dead comic do you wish was still alive and working today?
George Carlin. He was someone with something to say in an industry full of observational lightweights.
Is there a rumour you’d like to start about yourself?
I hold the Guinness World Record for the longest note held on a tuba: 7 minutes 42 seconds.
The Stand, 558 7272, 6–30 Aug (not 16), 6.50pm, £10. Previews 4 Aug, 10pm; 5 Aug, 7.40pm, £9 (£7).