FRINGE PREVIEW – Des Bishop – My Dad Was Nearly James Bond

Des Bishop

Des Bishop

Des Bishop is back at the Fringe this year with his show My Dad Was Nearly James Bond, a movingly hilarious look at being a hero and living up to macho stereotypes. He told us a little bit more about his Fringe experiences.

What’s the weirdest venue you’ve played at the Fringe?

I am sure a few people have said this but it was in a lift in the Pleasance Courtyard. Ten minutes of stand up to around five other lift occupants. I was probably more worried about my breath stinking than getting laughs.

What’s been your most embarrassing Fringe moment?

It was probably during Late ā€˜nā€™ Live in 2002 after seeing red when some obnoxious hecklers got quite sinister. I finished the gig and went right down to the audience to continue the discussion. We were all kicked out.

Any after-hours confessions?

Cycling without a light on my bike. (I am a bit of a go home early in Edinburgh kind of guy. Wish I had more for you on that one.)

Who’s the most unusual person you’ve met in Edinburgh?

Doogie Howser

What would you win a prize for at the Fringe?

The most consistent pre-8am riser.

Des Bishop – My Dad Was Nearly James Bond runs from 3-14 Aug at 21:10 at the Pleasance Courtyard. More details are available on the Fringe website.

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