FRINGE PREVIEW – Josh Widdicombe: If This Show Saves One Life…

Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe

Fresh from being awarded FHM Stand-Up Hero 2010 and his Chortle Best Breakthrough Act nomination 2011,
Josh Widdicombe is returning to Edinburgh this year with his new one-man show. We asked him to tell us more:

Tell us a little bit about your show – where’s it happening, what’s it about, why should people come to see it?

It is my debut solo show and contains all the thoughts that have occurred to me in my life so far, or at least the funniest ones. It is in the Pleasance Courtyard in The Hut at 7.15 and you should come if you want to. I’m not going to put any extra pressure on you by begging.

What are you most looking forward to about coming back to Edinburgh?

Due to the unique way London is funded I invariably live in a far nicer flat in Edinburgh than for the other 11 months of my year, so I am looking forward to nice showers and a bed that doesn’t give me a bad neck.

What’s been your favourite / funniest Edinburgh Fringe experience so far?

As I say, the beds in my flats have been excellent in previous years, it is mainly just a great way to catch up on sleep.

If money was no object, what publicity stunt would you do to promote your show?

I would still do this interview but in a slightly classier font.


James Acaster, Henry Paker, Elis James and Nick Helm are all comics I adore. As for the big boys, I have no idea who is doing it but if Tim Key, Colin Hoult or Jimoin have shows I will be at them.

What do you have planned for after the Fringe?

I am actually planning to spend a week in Hull. It is a long story.

Sum up your show in three words for us:

Selling fast (hopefully).

Josh Widdicombe: If This Show Saves One Life… is at the Pleasance Courtyard from 3-28 August at 19:15. More details are available on the Fringe website.

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