David Ó Síoráin’s debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is called Peace, Tolerance, Surveillance and Drones. It’s about government surveillance, American exceptionalism and the second coming of Jesus Christ.

“You know, it’s the usual schtick.”

Why did you choose to perform as part of Laughing Horse?

“Laughing Horse has a proven track record of delivering highly well-run comedy shows. They also help you along the way so I’m very glad I picked Laughing Horse.”

How do you describe your comedy to those that might not have seen you before?

“You mean, how would I describe it to my family? Well, let’s see: ‘Don’t get upset! It’s all just a joke! I know granddad wasn’t well!’ Disclaimer: he was fine. And I loved him. So it’s okay.”

What advice would you give your seventeen year old self?

“Lose. Your. Virginity.

“Also: go to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”

If you were curating a stand up show for television, who would be your guests?

“Plan A: I would do everything in my power to get Woody Allen, Larry David and Steve Martin to return to stand up i.e., I would tweet at Steve Martin who is the only one of the three on Twitter…

“Plan B: I would round up a selection of the best comics from Israel and Palestine. TV ratings would soar and intolerance might ever so slightly subside. It’s what they call a win-win situation. Or a ‘win-semi-win’ situation.”