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Jacob Edwards: Quick Quiz

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Jacob Edwards

Comedian, writer and actor Jacob Edwards presents his debut solo show at the Fringe this year, having previously appeared as one half of double-act The Sunday Defensive. To get things going, he answers the ThreeWeeks Quick Quiz.

TW: Tell us about your show in no more than sixty words.
JE: My show is called ‘Faux Latino Show Pony’, a character comedy show that’s raunchy, arousing, risqué, racy, flirtatious, seductive and sensual. Sorry, I thought you said ‘sexy’ words. For that, and other jokes of similar quality, please come see my show.

TW: Tell us about one other show you are planning to see this year.
JE:  I’m going to see Gemma Whelan in ‘Chastity Butterworth & The Spanish Hamster’. I just appeared with her in series three of ‘Live at the Electric’ on BBC 3. She’s super funny. And also Alexis Dubus in ‘Cars & Girls’, I like both those things (and him).

TW: What’s your best piece of advice for Edinburgh first-time fringe-goers?
JE: Make sure you bring sun cream – the Edinburgh Festival is usually a month of prolonged and intense sunshine. During previous Festivals I’ve suffered from sunstroke, heat exhaustion and sunburn, you have been warned. Also, bring beer with you – virtually nowhere in Scotland sells alcohol.

TW: What have you done to prepare for your Edinburgh show?
JE: Squat thrusts, cartwheels and pelvic floor exercises – I need to be in top physical shape for my Edinburgh show. I’ve also written an hour’s worth of comedy material, including five real jokes – something I thought was essential before embarking on an Edinburgh Festival run.

TW: Scotland’s got an important referendum coming up, if you could instigate your own referendum, what would it be on?
JE: I’d like a referendum on ambiguous questions included in Q&As. And also a referendum on whether Scotland should be physically detached from the rest of the UK should the country gain independence. Personally, I think the idea would be unworkable and hugely expensive.

‘Faux Latino Show Pony’ was performed at Assembly Hall at Edinburgh Festival 2013.