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EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Adam Hess

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EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Adam Hess

Tell us a bit about Cactus.

Cactus is about how, as a kid, every Saturday my mum used to make me write a fake news article about what I had been up to that week and at the end of every year she'd put a box on my head in the shape of a TV and film me reading them all out like a news reporter. It started an obsession in me of documenting everything that I did/felt for years and resulted in me having about 1300 pages of absolute nonsense in my room.

The story is about me gradually working out that the happiness born out of nostalgia is not real and is dangerous. There are also jokes about pasta and normal stuff like that.

Why bring it to Edinburgh?

London is too hot and if I don't do an Edinburgh show every year I would have nothing in my dumb smelly life

What sets it apart from other shows at the Fringe?

Hopefully jokes per minute. My main aim for every show is to squeeze in as many jokes as is linguistically possible and thankfully reviewers pick up on this so it isn't completely wasted effort.

Who would you recommend comes to see you?

Anybody who has wronged me from my past. However, there is one person who I mention in the show and if I saw them in the audience I would pretend to die and just lie there until everyone left.

Are there any other shows you're hoping to catch at the festival?

Mat Ewins

Sean Mcloughlin

Luke McQueen

Adam Hess: Cactus is at Heroes @ The Hive at 6pm, 4th-27th August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Photo Credit: Edward Moore


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