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Fringe Q&As: Lloyd Langford

Lloyd Langford speaks to HeraldScotland about his frustrations with the modern world, the Edinburgh cobbles and having grapefuit thrown at him.

Tell us about your Fringe show

It's a stand up show about venting my frustrations with the modern world.

Best thing about the Fringe?

Loads of great things. Tim Vine and salt & sauce are a couple of personal highlights.

Worst thing about the Fringe?

This year I'm not enjoying the cobbles. The hill to my flat is like an orthopedic version of the Krypton Factor.

How many years have you been coming to the Fringe?

This will be my thirteenth.

Favourite Fringe venue?

I don't have one. I'll go wherever they'll have me.

Best Fringe memory?

Mark Watson's first 24 hour fringe show. I was there for about 17 hours of it. It was phenomenal.

Best heckle?

Last year a woman stood up, said "Life's too short for this", then walked out. But then she did have quite an extreme perm, so I don't entirely trust her judgement.

Craziest on stage experience?

The Edinborolympics 2012, onstage with a bucket on my head as Tim Fitzhigham stood at the back of the room and launched grapefruits at me. Anything involving Tim Fitzhigham automatically becomes a good 50% more crazy.

What's on your rider?

Just a bit of water.

How do you wind down after a show?

If it's been a good one, you don't.

What do you love about Scotland?

The people, the whisky, the landscape. It's pretty special.

What do you like about Edinburgh?

It has a lot of memories for me, of starting out in comedy. I've had more fun here than probably any other city.

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

A threesome with the Krankies with Harry Lauder playing in the background whilst off my tits on Buckfast.

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

They like a bit of local stuff. I always try to write a new bit about Edinburgh whilst I'm here.

Favourite joke?

I saw Neil Hamburger last night. He's got some cracking jokes, but I wouldn't want to spoil them here.

See Lloyd Langford - Old Fashioned at the Pleasance: Jack Dome during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe until 25th August. For tickets visit The Pleasance website.

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