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Fringe Q&As: Martin Mor

Martin Mor speaks to HeraldScotland about baked potatoes, juggling babies and having his accent understood by the Scottish.

Tell us about your Fringe show

It's a bespoke comedy show, built around each different audience.Every show is different and unique.

One off moments in time, never to be repeated.

Best thing about the Fringe?

Not being the strangest looking person in the room.

Worst thing about the Fringe?

Having to queue up at the baked potato shop.

How many years have you been coming to the Fringe?

I'm not really sure as drink and drugs have addled my short-term memory. More that 10 years, less than 25 years.

Favourite Fringe venue?

The Stand Comedy Club, by a country mile.

Best Fringe memory?

Today I had a baked potato with vegetarian haggis and hummus. Delicious.

Best heckle?

I was telling a sex joke and a woman reached into her handbag and threw a set of anal beads at me.

They wrapped around the mic, and I didn't want to go near them. In the end I tossed a coin with my techie to see who had to remove them. He lost.

Craziest on stage experience?

This is not exactly "on stage", but back when I was a street performer I did an act where I would challenge the audience to give me any three objects and I would juggle them. Well in Canterbury I ended up juggling a shoe, a balled up piece of chewing gum…and a small baby. Someone actually gave me their baby to juggle! Luckily I managed not to drop it, and remarkably the poor wee thing didn't even cry.

What's on your rider?

Absolutely nothing. I'm a very cheap date.

How do you wind down after a show?

Usually by doing another show. Life is too short to unwind.Full speed all the way.

What do you love about Scotland?

That it is going to be an independent country. How exciting is that!

What do you like about Edinburgh?

I don't have to speak slowly as Scottish people can easily understand my accent.

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

Being Irish is pretty Scottish.

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

You know…the funny kind.

Favourite joke?

Definitely the one about the two nuns having a bath, I've been laughing at that joke since I was 13.

Martin Mor will be performing his Funny Stuff for Happy People show at The Stand Comedy Club during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival until 24th August. For more information visit The Stand Comedy Club website.

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