Pete Firman talks about his new show, TriX.

1 Tell us about your Fringe show

This is my 10th consecutive Edinburgh show. Its called ‘TriX’ and its a mixture of my/audience’s favourite routines from the last decade of shows, plus some brand new stuff.

2 Best thing about the Fringe?

Doing the show every night. The Fringe has the best audiences in the world.

3 Worst thing about the Fringe?

Rain. Fingers crossed for a sunny August this year though.

4 How many years have you been coming to the Fringe?


5 Favourite Fringe venue?

Tough. I’ve played a number of them over the years, but I’d have to say Pleasance Beyond, which is where I am this year. I’ve played here since 2012. Its just a great room for comedy and magic. The audience are nice and close and the sightlines are great, so everyone can see whats going on.

6 Best Fringe memory?

Don’t know about best…but I remember the feeling of excitement when I arrived for my first fringe in 2007. I’d driven up from London with a car rammed full of magic tricks and a months worth of clothes. I unloaded and realised there was nowhere central to park, I had to get bus back from the free spot I eventually found. I’ve taken the train up ever since...

7 Best heckle?

Is there a best?

9 What’s on your rider?

Two Rabbits, a dozen Doves and a tiger.

10 How do you wind down after a show?

Quiet beer by the bins in the Courtyard. Classy.

12 What do you like about Edinburgh?

Its one of the world’s great cities. Walking around it you really appreciate the architecture and history.

15 Favourite joke?

‘There were two old men sitting in deckchairs. One turns to the other and says, “It’s nice out today”’

 ‘The other one said, “Yes, I think I’ll take mine out too”’

16 Favourite Scottish food/drink? 

Anything at 'The Outsider' on George IV Bridge.

See Pete Firman: TriX is on at the Pleasance Beyond until August 28, 8.00pm. For tickets visit