David Trent is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an exclusive twenty six night run. His return to the Fringe is a high-octane audio visual onslaught that promises to be the ultimate in Trentertainment™. This show contains: Projections. Shouting. Film. Shouting. Audio. Shouting. Shouting…
“I don’t really like telling anyone about my show as I want it to be a secret for everyone. I hate spoilers and the reviews will probably splash everything once they come out anyway, so why not treat yourself and get in early for a lovely surprise?
“I keep my material off the internet and try and keep my shows as secret as possible until they hit Edinburgh, however I will tell you that the show has projectors and screens and David Trent in it and features lots of homemade animations and video footage which I use to make people laugh and laugh. It’s going to be an awful lot of fun. Come down and see for yourselves. If you’ve see me before you will love it. If you haven’t seen me before – oh lordy you are in for a proper treat.”
This is your third Edinburgh Fringe show. What’s the attraction of the Edinburgh Fringe?
“I think that the Edinburgh Fringe is the greatest place in the entire world to do a comedy show. It has Palmyra Pizza and Grill which is delicious and I can have a kebab every night. It has Mum’s where a man aggressively drinks water at you and it has all my best comedy friends hanging around with me all day long having a lot of fun.”
You’re currently writing and performing on Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment on BBC3. How do you feel about the BBC’s proposal to axe the channel?
“Who watches telly anymore? I never watch TV as it goes out unless it’s Masterchef – well done Ping!
“I reckon it’ll all be fine. I mostly use iPlayer and Netflix these days and they are great so I reckon we’re all going to survive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of telly, but I’m also a fan of progress.”
Tell us your best and worst experiences.
“My best experience was holding my first child after she was born. That was the best thing that I ever did in my entire life. What a cliché.
“My worst experience was being rushed into hospital and having ECG’s strapped to my chest, then when I asked if they thought I was having a heart attack the room fell silent. Never do that guys.”
If you were curating a stand-up show for television, who would be your guests?
“Stuart Laws, Mark Silcox, Nathaniel Metcalfe, Evelyn Mok and Mark Simmons.
“I would also invite some people who have a higher profile than these guys, but these are people I think deserve wider exposure.”