Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: 10 Questions With Erich McElroy

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ERICH MCELROY
Alexis Dubus

Erich McElroy is an American who's proud to be British - and he'll be telling audiences all about it in his new show at the Edinburgh Fringe. He's also the latest comedian to answer our 10 Quick Questions...

Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.

I'm originally from America, but now I've got a British passport. In this show, I prove I'm more British than the Brits are.

Your best Edinburgh moment?
There's nothing like the morning after an all-nighter.

And your worst?
The exhaustion of the morning after an all-nighter.

You've got one hour free in Edinburgh - what do you do?
See something you normally wouldn't. Don't like music? Go to a musical. Don't like Americans? Go to a show about a British American.

Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?
I do love walking the Royal Mile, in all its chaos and desperation. Nothing like it.

Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!
Everyone says they go to Arthur's Seat and it's amazing. I don't think it actually exists.

Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?
Deep-fried haggis. I don't like to mix my sweets and savouries.

Kilt or trousers?
Kilt. It's always fun to have a bit of mystery.

Arthur's Seat or Arthur Smith?
I don't think Arthur Smith exists either.

Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, I will be mainly...
...teaching my children how to flyer for their father's show.

Erich McElroy's show, The Brit Identity, is at 16.45 at Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 August (excluding 8, 14). Find out more and book tickets here.

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