Blam blam! The critically acclaimed idiot, John-Luke Roberts, returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, following a complete sell out at last year’s Fringe. He spoke with The Fountain about his show as well as his key influences.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how excited are you?
TF: Your show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
An idiot walks on stage and performs an hour of stupid nonsense comedy. The audience leaves, satisfied. The Muse of Comedy waits for me outside my dressing room, stops me and says “Hey, kid. You did good, kid.” And I say “I’m probably too old for you to call me kid” and the Muse of Comedy says “HOW DARE YOU TALK BACK TO ME YOU ARE BANNED FROM COMEDY!!”
TF: And what drove the project, where do your influences lie?
The project was driven by a mixture of my ego, low self-esteem and habit. My influences include Eddie Izzard, Monty Python, Victoria Wood, nature itself and my father being unable to show love other than with material possessions.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
The main tip: look after yourself. It’s helpful to pretend you’re not in a festival, but just living your life and doing a show for a bit of each day. Join a swimming pool.
TF: And what are your future plans, beyond the Fringe?
I’m taking this show on tour around the country starting in August. That’s like doing the show in the fringe, but lonely.
See John Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!! at Assembly Studio throughout the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 31 July to 26 August. Terrible Wonderful Adaptions is on 9th, 16th and 23rd August also at the Assembly. For tickets for both shows visit www.edfringe.com