As the title of his new show No Lands Man would suggest, Glenn Wool refuses to stay still. The Canadian comic is constantly touring, to the degree that spending one month in Edinburgh seems like an age to the moustached funny man:
“I’ve not had a home since the last time I was here. I travel the world going from festival to festival, so it just doesn’t make any sense for me to have a permanent address because I’d never be there.”
Wool doesn't just tour like an arena rock star, he looks the part too. There’s nothing Spinal Tap about his performances however, and his observational skills and wit are often highlighted in reviews. Indeed, The Skinny previously called him “the funniest and most sharply observed comedy at the Fringe”, a bold statement when considering the variety of talent on display at the Edinburgh Festival.
No Lands Man draws upon his extensive travels throughout India, Australia, Japan and more. Wool isn’t just Henry Rollins with hair though, his relaxed demeanour adds to his story telling abilities and unique brand of comedy. The Fringe is particularly well suited to his style, with the chance to play to a diverse, international audience allowing him the perfect opportunity to showcase his travel tales:
“When you get into the middle [of the Fringe] then you’ll have ten Spanish tourists, a bunch of Norwegians and all that. That’s where my training comes in handy, because I’ve played so many places it’s sort of angled towards universal understanding”.
Edinburgh also gives Wool a temporary respite in his hectic touring schedule, with the month he spends there providing a rare opportunity to have a steady home:
“That’s what’s great about Edinburgh, I’m now in a flat for a month, I can cook my own food, my girlfriend is there, we have a little house for a month and we love it”.
Wool spoke fondly of Edinburgh, and it seems the Fringe is the closest he gets to home. Catch him now, before he moves on to other pastures. No Lands Man runs from the 22nd to the 29th of August, at 9:30pm each day. Tickets and further information is available from the Edinburgh Festival website.