“…has one joke about Morrissey and then a couple dozen about the end of the world. I’m really proud of it.”
WHO: Christopher Macarthur-Boyd
WHAT: “Christopher Macarthur-Boyd genuinely feels like it’s the dawn of the apocalypse. Not only is the western world sliding irreversibly into far-right ideology, but his girlfriend left him. Just returned from the Perth and Adelaide Fringe festivals, join the king of sad style as he takes on institutional racism, the slings and arrows of heartache and pasta. ‘The personal and the political housed seamlessly.”
WHERE: Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre (Venue 76)
WHEN: 21:45 (45 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This is my fourth year at the Fringe! The first year, I was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny?, then the two years after that I was doing double handers with my pals Ben Pope and Rosco Mcclelland. This is my first year doing a solo show, though.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’16?
Probably getting to go and do stand-up abroad in Canada and Australia, although I did also start watching repeats of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on YouTube and that’s had a profound effect on my life.
Tell us about your show.
The Boyd With The Thorn In His Side has one joke about Morrissey and then a couple dozen about the end of the world. I’m really proud of it. I debuted it at The Stand during the Glasgow Comedy Festival, then performed it again at the Southside Fringe in Glasgow.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
The show immediately after mines in the same room is Rosco Mcclelland’s ‘How I Got Over’ which is a seriously good show about chasing death after being diagnosed with heart problems as a child. Well worth a watch.
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