Ed Night - On The Mic

Ed Night’s debut hour long Edinburgh Festival Fringe show is called Anthem for Doomed Youth. It’s a comedy show about Ed’s depression.We fired over a Q&A to get more info.

Hi Ed, tell me about your show.

It’s a show about loads of stuff. It’s not done yet so what it’ll end up being about is anyone’s guess. Just come and see it in good faith. They don’t just let anyone on E4 you know

What does Edinburgh mean to you?

It means tourists in Edinburgh Castle rain macs coming to my show and scowling at me as if it was my job to phone ahead and tell them how much it would be raining

Who inspires you and why?

Katt Williams because of that string of call-outs he did challenging Steve Harvey to a “comedy-off”. I think comedy could do with more clashes

Describe your best or worst experiences on stage.

I used to do a bit about having a fungal infection and one night I had a bloke climb into the front row and get his knob out so he could show me his thrush. Still not sure if that falls into the best or worst category

Describe your best or worst review.

When I was 14 or 15 I had a little walk on part in a show and a reviewer described me as “pre-pubescent”

If you weren’t a performer, what would you be?

A plumber or something

What was the last book you read?

The last book I read was The Good Immigrant. It’s a collection of vignettes/stories by different people about the immigrant experience in Britain and it’s very, very good.

Should people come and see Ed Night’s Anthem for Doomed Youth, which is on at 8:30pm every day (except the 14th) in the Pleasance Courtyard, at the Edinburgh Fringe?


Imagine that the BBC have asked you to produce a primetime show. What would it be and who else would be involved?

I’d make a documentary about lip balm so I could get all my lip balm off tax


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