The Edinburgh Festival 2012's Funniest Comics Share Their New Jokes!
The sheer utter amazingness of the Edinburgh Festival – which started last week – doesn’t take a lot of explaining.
Basically, it’s the country’s finest comedians performing in a series of random locations across a city where you can drink 24 hours a day. For one whole month.
With that in mind, we thought we would celebrate this mammoth event by getting seven of our favourite stand-up comedians – all of whom are doing brand new shows in the Scottish capital this month – together in a pub for a few beers.
Needless to say, when they started telling us what it is that makes the Festival so great/bizarre/exhausting, there was a fair bit of laughter…
A very, very angry man
“Russell Brand came to watch my show once and he got some action. That’s how powerful my show is: people actually come to see me to pull. I’m like the Dalai Lama of comedy – I bring people together. Although on some of the late night shows with the crazier crowds, it can simply be a matter of survival! That’s what
I enjoy about being up there for a month: getting to do your show every day. But it does mean you’re stuck among these pricks. Look at this madness. Imagine this for a month – and this is a quiet night!”
“The Spice Girls are back together. I’d rather watch two girls get back together with one cup.”
Paul will be performing nightly at the Pleasance Two at 9.50pm