Glenn Moore is set to debut his third solo hour, Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the Tron this August during Edinburgh’s Fringe. This is a distinctive, inventive stand-up show from a well-spoken comic known for his offbeat material.
Glenn spoke to The Fountain about how The Dandy had an impact on his comedy as well as his envy for Adam Hess.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?
I can’t wait. I’ve been handing out flyers in the pouring rain for the last month in preparation. The nerves are kicking in but this is the happiest I’ve been with a show. More than when I saw Hamilton.
TF: The show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
The premise is that I applied for the first civilian mission to Mars five years ago (true), I haven’t been turned down by them yet (true), and my main problem in comedy is that I can never tell the truth onstage (also true).
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
My comedy intake for the majority of my childhood was The Dandy, so that was a major influence, but all I wanted to read was The Beano, but I wasn’t allowed to read it because my sister read The Beano. My comedy style is significantly more Beano than it is Dandy, and I don’t mind the public knowing that about me at all.
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 try to see as many shows as possible, because you end up with so much more free time than you can possibly imagine. I went to a show last year performed by a girl who once turned me down and it turned out I was the only audience member and she did the show anyway, just to me. I probably won’t do that again.
This is my third Fringe as a stand up, and I am very keen to see as much stand up as I can. I have seen Adam Hess’s show already and can confirm it is excellent and I hate him for it.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond The Fringe?
I’m on the new series of Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central which is in September and October, and I can’t wait. As long as that performance isn’t critically and publicly derided, I will most likely tour my new show. Watch out, market towns, Moore’s coming at you.
Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It, Just The Tonic @ The Tron, 6.20pm, 2nd – 26th August