Twenty-six year-old Liverpudlian, Adam Rowe, returns to the Edinburgh Festival for the third consecutive year with his uncompromising, brutally honest stand-up show, Undeniable.
Adam spoke with The Fountain about what inspired the show and his inability to take time off.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?
Yeah, super exciting. I love the fringe and I can’t wait to eat Pot Noodles for breakfast every single day for a month, without feeling guilty about it.
TF: The show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
It’s all based on a quote from a hero of mine, about working hard enough to become undeniable at whatever it is you want to do with your life. If you look a little deeper the show is about who I am and why that is, too. But as always, my main focus is making the show as funny as possible.
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
Career goals, haha! That’s why I’m in Edinburgh so that’s what I decided to write the show about. I want to get better at comedy, to the point that enough people think I’m good enough that I can tour every year to a great fan base – Edinburgh is the place to learn the skills to make that possible.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
Work, work, work, get drunk, work, work, get drunk, work, get drunk, get drunk. That’s the fringe. Regarding advice, remember to eat, it’s easy to forget when you’re doing six shows a day and flyering for hours on end.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond The Fringe?
I’m taking the same show on tour later this year, which is really exciting. I don’t really know how to take time off, so my entire future is all work related at the moment. Fringe, tour, then Christmas gigs – maybe I’ll take a holiday in January.
Adam Rowe: Undeniable, Just The Tonic – Big Cave, 7.40pm, 2nd – 26th August (except 13th)