Fringe Q&A, Robin Morgan

Following a sell-out 2018 Fringe and debut UK tour, stand-up Robin Morgan returns with a new hour.

AAA caught up with Robin for chat.

Is this your first time at the Fringe?

It is not. It’s my third hour show, my first was about a proposal, the second about my honeymoon, and this one is about my divorce son, amongst others things.

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

It’s a love letter to my Dad, and about my son, and what makes a good male role model in 2019. There’s also a joke about Greg Wallace and John Torode, so very much something for everyone.

How much work has gone into getting it ready for Edinburgh?

I started working on it as soon as I got back from Edinburgh last year. It’s the most I’ve worked on something, and I’m really proud of it. It’s the best stuff I’ve written and I think I’m finally talking about stuff I want to be talking about. (Gregg Wallace and John Torode).

Are you nervous ahead of your opening night?

Nah, I’m buzzing. I love it. It’ll be nice to do it in the room (The Pear Tree) where I’ll be performing for a month. But I was in the same room last year, so I know the space pretty well already.

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

Because it’s FREE. Free to get in, donations on the way out. Pay what you think it’s worth. That’s a good deal. Plus it’s got a tonne of jokes and a spot-on impression of my Dad, who I’m aware is a man you’ve never met. But it’s spot on.

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

Olga Koch and Maisie Adam are killing it at the moment too, so definitely those two.

What’s on your hit-list to see?

I can’t wait to see Sophie Duker and Helen Bauer’s debuts – both are fab and lovely humans.

What are you planning to do on your days off?

I’m going to London and back in a day – my wife will be 8 months pregnant in August so she’s spending the first ten days in Ed with me, then going back to be close to the hospital. Oh boy I hope she doesn’t pop early. Although what an ending to the show – me running off stage to jump on a plane.

Sell your show in no more than ten words….

Please come and see it before my wife gives birth.

Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now), Laughing Horse @ The Pear Tree – Main room, 16:05, until 25 August, www,.edfringe.com

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