Performers: Mike Glazer and Julian Stern Show: Absolute Friendship! Venue: Edinburgh Little Theatre RSE Welcome West Time: 9pm Dates: 5th – 29th Aug Photographer: Lauren Hurt Links: Instagram Facebook TikTok
Hi Mike. Please tell me about your 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Absolute Friendship!
Emmy-nominated comedian Mike Glazer (me) has performed for HBO, Comedy Central, Food Network, SXSW, BuzzFeed, and headlines clubs and festivals across America. He’s smoked weed with Snoop Dogg, cooked with Gordon Ramsay, written for Robert DeNiro and Rolling Stone called his live show a ‘best bet’.
Julian Stern’s work has been seen in or at UCB, Nerdmelt, McSweeney’s, Maxim, Playstation and Cosmopolitan. His one-man show toured New York, DC and LA, where it was performed for a sold-out crowd at the Comedy Central Stage. He has incidentally also smoked with Snoop Dogg.
What do you think of Edinburgh?
I’ve never been to Edinburgh, but cannot wait to explore every food shop and bar while learning about its history. I’m performing every night in preparation for filming my first stand-up special later this year.
Who inspires you?
Julian Stern! That’s why we are Absolute Friends!
Are there other shows you want to check out during the Fringe?
I can’t wait to see who else is performing, and stumble into an amazing show I wouldn’t see anywhere else.
Finally, ask and answer a question of your own.
What makes a great sandwich?
Toast only the inside of the sourdough bread so that the outside is soft, and doesn’t scratch your mouth. Then, it’s all about ratios. Perfect balance of meat to cheese, plus you need a drizzle or spread on each slice of bread that covers the entire piece “wall to wall”. As for vegetables, if there are tomatoes you better salt them, and a pickled jalapeño never hurt anyone. Thank you.