Show: Phil Green: 90s Boy - Blair, the Lovegun and Me Venue: PBH’s Free Fringe @ The Banshee Labyrinth (Cinema Room) Time: 2:40pm Dates: 6th-28th August (not 15th) Photographer: Swiss Chocolate Pictures Links: Profile and Social Media
Please tell me about your 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show.
The show has been developed with support from Soho Theatre Labs and is about being diagnosed well into my 30s with ADHD and growing up in the 90s not knowing I had this despite living with a mother who spent her entire career working in mental health. I look back on my teenage obsessions with Tony Blair and one hit wonder follow up singles and how both have shaped my life today. It’s about recently working out I inherited ADHD from my dad and how knowing that has changed my (previously challenging) relationship with him. I also chat about my dog and a near death experience in Bolivia.
What is the attraction of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe?
Having performed at the festival before as part of split bills I have always loved the vibe and aspired to do my own show there. I was meant to debut in 2020 so taking my show up this year is finally realising a dream. Edinburgh is such a beautiful city with fantastic food and people, some of my happiest memories are spending time up there.
Who inspires you?
The show is actually about how I’ve gone from never understanding my dad to now being inspired by him. But from a comedy perspective I grew up loving and being inspired by Vic & Bob, Alan Partridge, Father Ted as well as the stand up of Eddie Izzard, Dave Allen and Stewart Lee.
Are there other shows you want to check out during the Fringe?
Sean Walsh, Stewart Lee, Mat Ewins, Rosie Holt, Jamali Maddix, The Delightful Sausage to name just a few
Finally, ask and answer a question of your own.
Are people dressed as animals funny?
Yes. Except when it’s sinister!