Show: Spanking The Monkey: The Etymology Of Onanistic Euphemisms Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh Time: 6:20pm Dates: 12th-28th August Photographer: Joy Gohring Links: Instagram Twitter Website Facebook
Please tell me about your 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show.
It is a character comedy piece where I play a fallen Oxford Professor of English literature, Richard “Dick” Handler, who has been demoted to teaching this summer course on wanking slang. I play it straight, if a little unhinged.
What do you think of Edinburgh?
Oh man, I have been coming to the Fringe for 21 years now. If you are a theatre/comedy/performing arts geek – guilty as charged – there is nothing like it on earth,
Who inspires you?
Robin Williams is a big inspiration, as is one of his colleagues Paul Provenza.
Are there other shows you want to check out during the Fringe?
Yes, many – Queen of Fishtown, REDEEMer, I’m With Stupid, Ian McKellen’s Hamlet, We Are Traffic: An Uber Adventure, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Activities of Daily Living, Grandma’s Closet (full disclosure, with the exception of Sir Ian, I am involved in producing these shows and/or friends with the performers).
Finally, ask and answer a question of your own.
Does masturbation cause blindness?
Gnzg ks zl.c sk dx gmma.