Making his return to Fringe after nearly a decade is actor, viral tweeter and cult comedian, William Andrews, with new show Willy. This much loved comedian is set to win a new generation of hearts with his beautiful and absurd stand up.

William spoke to The Fountain about this new show and how semi-biographical it actually really is.

TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?

Hugely so, I honestly didn’t think I’d be back, but a show started appearing in my head so I figured it would be rude of me to ignore it…

TF: Your show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?

It’s a self portrait really – a picture of a guy who has been away from comedy for nine years. It’s about finding one’s feet again and learning to accept my inner Willy. I mean that doesn’t sound right. Erm.

TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?

It wasn’t driven so much as everything aligned so that it could reveal itself. My kid started school – so for the first time in a long time I could sit and ponder what sort of things it is that make me laugh or intrigued me – or both ideally.

TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?

Standard operating advice is do less of the drinking, but will anyone listen?…

TF: And what are your future plans beyond your show?

I’d love to take it further afield. I’m so proud of the damn thing… can somebody book me a tour?

William Andrews: Willy, Pleasance Courtyard, 1st – 26th August, 4:45pm