This article is from 2007.
As one of the grand old chaps of British comedy, Barry Cryer has worked with all the greats, but we’re not sure whether he’s hung out with an elephant in the pub before. Here, he takes a long sip on our Q&A
5 words to describe your show this year
I’m still here you know.
4 acts who should be more famous in September than they were in July
Chris Addison, Andrew Maxwell, Will Smith, Ann Widdecombe.
3 things that you love about Edinburgh in August
Everywhere’s up hill, it’s a marvellous challenge. Catching up with people you see only once a year. The sheer blast of fresh air in the loft bar at the Gilded Balloon.
2 things that you hate about Edinburgh in August
Being infected by flyerers. Wall to wall pipers.
1 thing that you would change about the comedy scene
More old stand-ups with white hair.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, 11–18 Aug, 6.45pm, £12 (£10).