+3 Interview: Jack Barry: High Treason

“My show this year is all about the legalisation of drugs, the only political issue I care about.”

WHO: Jack Barry, Comedian

WHAT: “This show is about why we should legalise all the drugs. It’s serious business, so has a serious name. But it’s also a pun, so you know you’ll have fun. As seen/heard on Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV 2 and BBC Radio 4.”

WHERE: Just the Tonic at The Mash House (Venue 288)

WHEN: 19:40 (50 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

This is my 8th year at the fringe! I have been performing here since I was a student. I will never stop until everyone is dead.

What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’16?

Professionally, I appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe. Romantically, I moved in with my girflriend. Physically, I had surgery on my knee. Culinarily, I learned to make quiche. Surreally, my genitals transformed into a bumblebee and pollinated all the flowers in Kew Gardens.

Tell us about your show.

My show this year is all about the legalisation of drugs, the only political issue I care about. I wrote it, because I feel so passionately about the issue. It’s being produced and directed by Berk’s Nest. I’ve worked with them since I was a student, before they started the company. Now they’re the most exciting production company around, so I am very happy to continue working with them. If the show is a success, who knows where it will go after the fringe. The sky’s the the limit, excuse me while I kiss it!

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

I previewed my show the other day with Nick Coyle. His new show is incredible. It’s a spoof horror story, about a governess looking after a haunted house. It’s hilarious, but at times also genuinely terrifying. You feel all the emotions while you’re watching it, I can’t recommend it enough.


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