Fringe Q&A: Glenn Moore

Comedian Glenn Moore brings his new show ‘Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore’ to the Fringe.
As seen on Mock The Week, Stand Up Central, The Stand Up Sketch Show and as heard on Absolute Radio.

Is this your first time at the Fringe?

This is my fourth as a stand up. I miss what it was like going the first time. I didn’t know my way around, where to go, or really what the Fringe was. I was there for a week and didn’t even go to the Pleasance Courtyard. I really, really don’t know how I managed that.

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

It’s all about being a former newsreader, and a heavily embellished account of why I quit. This is also the most jokes I’ve ever written for a show, so there’s a lot to take in.
How much work has gone into getting it ready for Edinburgh? I did my first hour-long preview in November, and will have done around 60 works-in-progress by the time I get to Edinburgh (in which time maybe three sentences have survived that first preview?). This is definitely the most work I’ve ever put into a show – my bedroom wall is littered with what can only be described as serial killer levels of post-it notes.

Were you nervous ahead of your opening night?

Yes. No matter how many times you preview the show before Edinburgh, you never know which bits a Fringe audience might like the most, or not particular go for. Then once the first performance is out the way, you realise it was just an hour out of the day, all the audience have moved onto something else, and someone else is now doing a show in your venue. It’s probably apparent by now I’m writing this bit more for my benefit than anyone else’s.

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

My show last year was one of seven shows that got nominated for the Perrier, and this year’s one is definitely better than last year’s. I hate boasting and this is the most I’ve boasted on an interview, so please cherish it.

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

I love watching all the exciting debuts each year, and so far I’ve seen great previews from Sophie Duker and Helen Bauer, and am really looking forward to seeing Nigel Ng, Yuriko Kotani and Janine Harouni.

What’s on your hit-list to see?

Having seen great previews of these shows already, I can’t wait to see the finished versions of shows from Phil Wang, Pierre Novellie, Jayde Adams, Jordan Brookes and Ahir Shah.

What are you planning to do on your days off?

This is my first year with no days off! What a slap in the face that question is. I’m treating the other 334 days of the years as days off this time.

Sell your show in no more than ten words….

The most jokes in a show this year, I ‘think’.

Glenn Moore’s new stand up show ‘Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore’ will be at the Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar at 4pm daily from 31st July – 25th August. For tickets go to www.edfringe.com

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