Performer: Colt Cabana Photograph by: Ichiban Drunk Show: Brendon Burns & Colt Cabana Do Comedy & Commentary To Bad Wrestling Matches Venue: Monkey Barrel Promoter: Not Vince McMahon
Tell me about your Edinburgh show.
For the 6th year in a row Brendon Burns and I will be joined by a guest and we watch bad wrestling for an hour. Always a different show with different clips and it’s so fun and funny!
Tell me about your first gig.
1999 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin USA I wrestled under a pair of panty house and cut off denim shorts and my name was The Goon #2. I wrestled WWF’s Doink the Clown, but it wasn’t even the real one. It was a bootleg Clown who’s real name was Eric and he smelled like crisps.
Do you have any rituals before going on stage?
I put on baby oil…..every time! Gotta look good out there.
Tell me about your best and worst review.
Well. They’re kind of the same. Our show is so weird the reviewer usually says that it shouldn’t be a show, how is this a show? Then they give it 4+ stars. Not one negative review in 5 years. Also, keep in mind, only wrestling fans come and review the show. Real reviewers don’t give this thing a chance.
During this Edinburgh run, do you plan to read reviews of your show?
How do you feel about reviewers generally?
They know if they don’t give us good ones, I’ll beat the shit out of them. NOT ONE NEGATIVE REVIEW!
In April 2018, YouTube comedian, Markus Meechan (aka Count Dankula) was fined £800 for training his girlfriend’s pug dog to do a Nazi salute with its paw, in response to the phrase ‘Gas the Jews’. Do you believe Meechan committed a criminal offence, and why?
Are there any subjects that are not suitable for comedy?
Have you ever gone too far?
Yea…Went to the very top of Canada for a gig once. It was light out 23.5 hours of the day. I’d say that one was a little too far.
Looking back over your time as a performer, tell me about the best gig of your career.
It’s funny because I’m a pro wrestler. While wrestling, I do funny stuff and do consider myself a comedian. I’ve wrestled in front of thousands of people consistently. I couldn’t tell you a specific best gig, but to wrestle in Sumo Hall in Japan before 5000+ people and have the Japanese laugh at me having a man grab his own dick and then the power of his own dick made him flip himself….that was pretty great!