Australian comedian Ray Badran recently moved to the UK and is performing his debut Fringe show, Everybody Loves Ray, Man. A show about the big issues plaguing us all such as pockets, Subway sandwiches, fridges and more, Ray spoke with The Fountain about the show in more depth.

TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, are you excited?

Very excited. Such a cool festival to be a part of.

TF: Everybody Loves Ray, Man certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?

It’s a series of stories where things go bad for me. I also talk about pockets, and subway sandwiches a bit.

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

I love stand up and love the whole process of it so I’ve always wanted to do a show at the Fringe. As far as influencers go, I love all types of comedy but when I was starting I liked Norm McDonald, Mitch Hedburg and Steven Wright.

TF: What are your plans for the Fringe?

To be funny every night between 21:45-22:45 at the Pleasance Courtyard.

TF: Have you been to the Fringe before, is there anything you are keen to see whilst in Edinburgh?

Yeah I visited once a few years ago and checked it out. This year I’d go to see Aaron Chen, Lou Sanders, Adam Hess, Heidi Regan, Guy Montgomery, Luke McQueen, SNORT comedy and so many more shows!

TF: And what are your future plans beyond Everybody Loves Ray, Man?

I’ve got a few ideas I’m writing out at the moment but outside of that just to keep doing stand up.

You can see Everybody Loves Ray, Man at the Pleasance Courtyard until 25th August at 21:45. For tickets, go to https://tickets.edfringe.com/