FRINGE PREVIEW – David Mills from Scott Capurro’s Position

David Mills

David Mills

“I’m coming back for one reason alone,” says Barbican New Act Of The Year David Mills.

“I was here for nine days last year. And I didn’t get laid once.”

The US cabaret performer turned comedian is joking (we think). In any case, he’s also coming to Edinburgh in August to co-host Scott Capurro’s Position with the critically-acclaimed and popular comedian & writer.

“It’s the hottest chat show in Edinburgh,” explains David. “I’ve known Scott for like a hundred years, and what differentiates our show is the banter and the energy we bring.”

That, and the list of confirmed guests: which reads like a roll-call of Fringe talent and includes Phil Jupitus, Nicholas Parsons, Simon Callow, Henry Rollins and Greg Proops.

“We’re also planning to do a Battle of the Hitlers,” says David. “Musical Hitlers, dancing Hitlers, acting Hitlers. All battling to see who’s best.”

“What we try and do is encourage the guests to get real and talk about their Edinburgh experiences. So we ask them direct questions like ‘are you funny??’ – it’s not a show about people’s canned responses.”

“But we want them to relax as well. It’s not like it’s being broadcast across the world, it’s just in front of 150 people – so it’s more like a chat between friends at one in the morning.”

“And Edinburgh audiences are up for it,” he continues. “They realise they’re at ‘ground zero’ for comedy and performance.”

“Though it’s easier to get laid in the US…”

See David Mills in ‘Scott Capurro’s Position’ at The Gilded Balloon from 3rd-29th August throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets see www.edcomfest.com

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