Edinburgh Fringe: John Hastings (Audacity), interview

BBC Three’s John Hastings, the funniest white comedian from Canada, was briefly vegan and is currently in love. An Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian, he’s here to confront his fear of confrontation and prove that love starts in the toilet (not that kind, you yucky idiots).

AAA caught up with John in between shows.

How has your Fringe been so far?

Best yet. I rule.

Tell us a bit about the show you’re in?

It’s. Me. A. Mic. Jokes. Explosions. Free t-shirt.

What’s the audience reaction been so far?

 Jokes. Explosions. Free t-shirt.

Do you read your reviews? Do negative ones bother you?

Naw. Who gives a care.

There’s thousands of shows on – why should Fringe-goers fork out to see yours?

Jokes. Explosions. Free t-shirt.

Are there any other shows on this year you’d recommend?

Dylan Gott. Ben Target.

What’s on your hit list to see?

Jokes. Explosions. Free t-shirt.

What do you like to do in Edinburgh on your day off?

Jokes. Explosions. Free t-shirt.

Do you agree with those who say the Fringe has become too big?

 Naw. They are a bunch of morons.

Can you recommend a bar or restaurant in Edinburgh?

The railing at Arthur’s Seat is necessary.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen in Edinburgh this year? 

People not accepting the free t-shirts.

Sell your show in no more than ten words

Jokes. Explosions. Free t-shirt.

John Hastings: Audacity, Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 August, 9.15pm, www.edfringe.com 

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