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Fringe Q&As: Glenn Wool

Glenn Wool talks to HeraldScotland about the Star Bar, going to an indyref debate with Frankie Boyle and the people of Oban.

Tell us about your Fringe show

It's a life changing experience of mind blowing importance! (Damn auto correct, that was supposed to say it's adequate.)

Best thing about the Fringe?

At the right length it frames my face nicely

Worst thing about the Fringe?

At the wrong length it pokes me in the eyes and I get infections (that answer works for the the hair joke and the actual festival itself)

Fringe specifics

How many years have you been coming to the Fringe? 15 life shortening years

Favorite Fringe venue?

I always like the Tron but sadly its not big enough to make any money and I think its being run by crazy people but that's sort of across the board for Edinburgh venues.

Best Fringe memory?

There are a fair few. Its weird because sometimes the best turn into the worst when relationships don't work out and that sort of thing. I'll say it was Paul Mooner's last year. Not that it was a great thing to have happen but it was nice that we all pulled together to do something positive.

Best heckle?

I try not to encourage it. Get your own show and sell some tickets if you want to yell at a crowd.

What's on your rider?

Nothing. Those are false economies as it all comes out of your pay packet anyway. I've reached an age where if i think I'll want a banana before the show then i will get myself a banana earlier in the day

How do you wind down after a show? I drink

What do you love about Scotland?

The people, specifically the people of Oban, even more specifically the people of Oban who make all that lovely brown argument juice. They're the best thing about Scotland

What do you like about Edinburgh?

I've racked my brain for the perfect answer here and all I can come up with is shenanigans. I like all the shenanigans I've gotten up to there. (And the Star Bar. It's a perfect little drinking hole with an awesome juke box.)

What's the most Scottish thing you've done?

I went to talk on Scottish independence with Frankie Boyle in Glasgow a few months ago. That was pretty Scottish. I also learned that my stance on independence is now stay or go... just don't ever have one of those talks again (it was a bit dry!)

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

Like anyone else around the world they just want to laugh. If you meet them half way they will generally join you.

Favourite joke?

What's the hardest part of getting your balls stuck in a bear trap? Chewing them off to get away.

Glenn Wool's show 'Wool's Gold' will be at the Underbelly Bristo Square from 30th July - 25th August for tickets go to www.edfringe.com

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