Jack Barry is performing Tango at The Globe from during August.

  • What is your Fringe show about?

Sex! And relationships. This year my parents have appointed me as their unofficial marriage counsellor, to try to save their marriage, and because they're too stingy to pay someone to do it professionally. In the process of trying to stop them from getting divorced it's made me think a lot about my own relationship, and how I can be a better boyfriend.

Hopefully my embarrassing stories about my sex life will amuse people, while I ask some questions about the way we all go about our relationships. Plus, everyone likes sex, don't they?

  • How many times/many years have you appeared at the Fringe?

This will be my ninth Fringe in a row, which makes me feel insane. I started coming to the fringe as a chirpy, naive student sketch comedian in 2010, like a new recruit in a Vietnam War film. Now I'm a grizzled veteran with a 1000-yard stare who has to sleep in a cupboard.

  • What’s your most memorable moment from the Fringe?

My friends and I once climbed Arthur's Seat on the last night to watch the sun rise. That was pretty special. We were all pretty pissed, and on the way down were trying to play it cool in front of all the health buffs who were jogging up. My friend said 'good morning' to one of them and then promptly fell down the mountain. Oh how we laughed.

  • What’s the worst thing about the Fringe?

The thing I find the worst is the pressure I put on myself. It's completely self-inflicted though, so I suppose Edinburgh is like a prison of the mind. That and the people on the street who think they're funnier than any comedian.

  • If you were not a performer what would you be doing?

When I first graduated from university I genuinely had an interview with MI5. There was an awkward interview where they made me list every drug I'd ever taken and in what situation. They ended up rejecting me because I'd been having too much of a good time, so I focused on comedy. So I like to think that I'd be James Bond now if I wasn't performing.

  • How do you prepare for a performance?

I find the most time I have sitting around waiting for the gig to start, the more nervous I get. So the best preparation I can do is to wait until the very last minute before going to a performance, and then basically running on stage before my brain has time to realise what's going on.

  • Favourite thing about being in Edinburgh?

Having all my comedy friends together in one place is really nice. Sometimes you don't see people who you really like for a whole year, because neither of you have time. But in Edinburgh you can basically wander into any pub and see someone that you'd really like to sit and have a drink with, which is fun.

  • What’s the most Scottish thing you’ve ever done?

I spend a lot of time whinging about how much I hate the Fringe.

  • Favourite Scottish food/drink?

I'm quite partial to a lasagne pie, if I've been good or if I'm really hungover. I usually get through a few cans of Tennent's as well, because it's so cheap.

  • Sum up your show in three words

Nice, sexy, boy.

Show summary

In the last year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry has been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's been reading up on sex, love and relationships, but is definitely still not an expert. Come and watch him try to save everyone with his hastily learned therapy techniques. Worst case scenario, it's quite irresponsible, best case, everyone is saved. 

Jack Barry is performing Tango at The Globe from during August. For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com

You can follow Jack on Twitter at @JBazzler and visit his official website at www.jackbarry.co.uk