From the creator of YouTube smash 17 Million F*ck Offs – A Song About Brexit come comic songs, stories and stand-up for people who think the government should stay out of it.
As well as reviving the protest song with such daring ditties as F*ck The Government, I’m Secretly In Love With Nigel Farage and Maybe Donald Trump Is Not All Bad, Frisby, the world’s only financial writer and comedian, creates an entirely new musical genre: passive aggressive hip hop for the month of August at the Fringe Dom Frisby chats to The Fountain about the show and his views on the Festival.
TF: What is the premise of your show?
To sing (hopefully) amusing protest songs from the point of view of people who believe in small government and individual responsibility.
TF: What drove the project, where did your influences lie?
I have always loved songs and song lyrics – WS Gilbert, Noel Coward, Jake Thackray – that kind of stuff. I am quite passionate in my politics. I wrote a couple of political songs with my ukulele teacher – one about Brexit, the other about Nigel Farage – and was surprised by the positive response they got when I tried them out onstage. So I carried on …
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
I am actually doing four shows, which is too many. But my aim is to do them as well as I can and enjoy it. Edinburgh is a distillation of everything that is good and everything that is bad about the entertainment industry. Take it for what it is and enjoy the journey. Get plenty of fresh air. And, whether it’s good or bad stuff that happens to you, don’t take it too seriously.
TF: Is there anything you are keen to see whilst in Edinburgh?
I will avoid any thing woke or virtue signalling. If there’s some good slapstick or clowning or music, I will watch it and watch it.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond your show?
To engineer Cornish secession from the UK, and become the inaugural president of the Independent State of Kernow.
You can see Libertarian Love Songs at Banshee Labyrinth from 3rd – 25th August (not 15th) at 17:10. For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com