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Fringe Q&As: Christian O'Connell

In the sixth of our new series, Christian O'Connell tells us about his Fringe show and how he likes to Greco-Roman wrestle to wind down...

Tell us about your Fringe show

It's called Breaking Dad and it's about childhood, your parents, being a dad and struggling with two daughters.

Best thing about the Fringe?

See the world's best comics in one city and there is an atmosphere like nothing else.

Worst thing about the Fringe?

Too many jugglers

How many years have you been coming to the Fringe?

This is my second year. I talk about it in the way people in prison do. I'm hoping for early release this year.

Best Fringe memory?

Last night of first ever Edinburgh show last year. I got a bit teary eyed walking home. It may have been a dodgy pint.

Best heckle? "You're not Chris Moyles"

Craziest on stage experience? The video at the end of last year's show not playing out, an audience member getting up and helping the tech guy.

What's on your rider? Two wrestling partners

How do you wind down after a show? I Greco-Roman wrestle for 20 minutes then roam the wild streets of Edinburgh as a vigilante.

What do you love about Scotland? Its such a beautiful country.

What do you like about Edinburgh? I work in London. also a great city. but it's huge. Edinburgh you can, in theory, walk much of it. Edinburgh is a striking city in architecture and history. Some great bars and restaurants.

What's the most Scottish thing you've done? I'm sorry to say but last year I tried haggis. Loved it!

What kind of jokes do a Scottish crowd seem to respond to? Funny ones.

Christian O'Connell will be performing his new stand up show 'Breaking Dad' at the Underbelly Bristo Square from 30th July - 16th August. For tickets go to www.edfringe.com

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