Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Glenn Moore: Page 2 of 2

Edinburgh Fringe Review 2019 – Glenn Moore, Pleasance Courtyard

6. What do your parents/children (delete as applicable) think of your job?

They’re ‘fine’ with it. They knew when I started there was nothing they could actually do to prevent me from going into it, but they did say that if after 5 years I hadn’t really managed to make any money from it, they’d have politely asked me to stop (thank you, expenses paid open spot 4 years and 8 months in).

7. What’s the worst thing about being a comedian?

I like getting everything done early and having the rest of the day to myself, so never being able to fully relax knowing I have a gig in the evening is a real life-ruiner. Oh well, at least it happens every day.

8. I think you are very good at what you do (that’s why I’m asking these questions). What do you think of you?

It completely depends on the last gig I had. So, based on my reception in Surbiton on Tuesday, I’m going to have a look at my CV for the first time since 2011.

9. How much do you earn and how much would you like to earn?

Lovely to receive a question from my mother. Not as much as my accent would have you assume.

10. How important is luck in terms of career success – have you had lucky breaks?

Luck is mostly being in the right place at the right time, but you can make yourself more lucky by being in lots of places at lots of times. I’ve found the more I’ve gigged, and the more different places I’ve gigged in, the luckier I’ve been. I’m also tremendously unlucky in terms of travelling to gigs, and I’ve found the more time I leave myself, the later I’ll be. There are two acts who will not let me drive us to gigs because they know we’ll be delayed for hours.

11. Alan Davies has said that comedians fall into two categories - golfers and self-harmers. The former just get on with life, the latter are tortured artists. Which are you – or do you think you fit into a third category?

Definitely the former for 11 months of the year, and the latter for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe. Love that low-level, persistent sense of dread for 26 consecutive days every August.

12. Who is your favourite person ever and why – not including family or friends or other comedians?

Easy: former Premier League referee Uriah Rennie. Next question.

13. Do you keep your drawers tidy and if not why not? (please think long and hard about this question, it's to settle an argument with my girlfriend. The future of our relationship could depend on your response).

No, surfaces are kept tidy because you can see them - drawers are for stuffing things in. If you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. 

Glenn Moore’s new stand up show ‘Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore’ will be at the Pleasance Courtyard Cabarat Bar at 4pm daily from 31st July – 25th August. For tickets go to www.edfringe.com

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