2011’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee Josh Widdicombe, returns to the festival this year with his follow-up to his sell out debut show.
Josh will be playing The Further Adventures of… to audiences daily from 1st – 26th August (excluding Monday 13th and Thursday 23rd August) at the Pleasance Beneath. (Ticket information here.)
He has supported the likes of Stephen Merchant, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre on tour, and appeared on shows including Mock The Week, The Rob Brydon Show and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.
Hello, what’s your name, and what on earth are you going to be doing in Edinburgh this August?
Josh Widdicombe, I will be performing stand-up comedy/grumbling.
Tell us more about your show...
It will be around an hour long and involve me discussing the things that have annoyed me this year. I am hoping this will be enough.
How are you preparing for your marathon Fringe run?
By pretending it is not about to happen, that and taking on fluids.
Food and/or drink – what do you take to keep you going through the madness?
It is impossible not to drink too much in Edinburgh, or eat too many noodles. One is more damaging than the other though.
London’s taken some of the hype with the Olympics this year – what do you think is the best way for Edinburgh to grab it back?
Wait for the Olympics to start, it might be rubbish.
If you’ve been before, what’s your favourite part of the Edinburgh festivals?
I like bridges.
What would be your biggest piece of advice to any performers coming to Edinburgh for the first time?
Don't, we're full.
Whoever else are you most excited to see in Edinburgh this year?
James Acaster is annoyingly brilliant.
What’s been your most memorable festival experience?
I went to see Paul Daniels, it doesn't get better than that.
Any favourite Scottishword/phrase?
What would be your best tip for any punters coming to their first Fringe?
Don't, we're full.
And finally, when/where/how can we see your show?
7pm, Pleasance Courtyard. Purchase a ticket, arrive five minutes early and walk into the room and sit down.