Andrew Maxwell is back yet again in Edinburgh this August with his show, Shake a Leg, entertaining us yet again with his Irish political and personal wit.
Andrew spoke with The Fountain about the premise behind the new show and gives good, solid suggestions for any first time Fringe performers.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?
I love the Fringe, which is why I come back most years! Its my 24th this year!
TF: The show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
Its about our news and the world inside my living room – my wife and kids, Brexit and following other peoples opinions! But also about the time I was arrested in Area 51 by the US Airforce!
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
I’m passionate about politics and have never grown up. I’m like the little boy at the parade pointing out that the emperor is naked – I love pointing out the bulls**t moment by moment.
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 one thing I would highly recommend is at least once a day do something NOT to do with the Fringe. I go for a swim or take a hike up Arthur’s seat and explore the amazing city of Edinburgh, the Fringe is like a bubble so its good to get out there and escape for a little bit.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond The Fringe?
More work with MTV and Radio 4 plus I have a couple of exciting TV irons in the fire.
Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg, Assembly George Square Theatre, 3rd-26th August (not the 13th), 21:00 (1 hr)