He's left wing with a few right wing tendencies. Yes, that's right: Matt Forde is a Blairite - and he'll be telling us all about it at his new show at Edinburgh Fringe. He's also the latest comic to answer our 10 Quick Questions...
Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.
Politics that everyone can enjoy.
Your best Edinburgh moment?
Either the time Johnny Vegas was a guest on a panel show I did years ago called On Heat and gave me advice on making a "catcher’s mitt" out of bog roll in case I "shat mesen". Or last year when a lovely Irish lady stopped me in the street and told me she was a Blairite, too.
And your worst?
Getting heartburn off a salad.
You've got one hour free in Edinburgh - what do you do?
Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?
Cowgate. I love the damp gothic feel of it. Beautiful in the rain.
Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!
The lasagne pie at Piemaker has to be tried.
Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?
Deep-fried asparagus, mate.
Kilt or trousers?
Depends what for. Trousers for formal events such as funerals or the State Opening of Parliament. Maybe a kilt for something fun like a baby shower or the soft launch of a new detergent brand?
Arthur's Seat or Arthur Smith?
Arthur’s Seat, it makes a fat lad like me feel like he could climb a mountain.
Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, I will be mainly...
Lying to myself that I’ll be healthier tomorrow.
Matt Forde’s show Eyes to the Right, Nose to the Left is at 16.05 at the Udderbelly - Wee Coo, 1-26 August. Find out more and book tickets here.