Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect?

Starman

Starman

A wild rock n roll entertainment music ride through the music of David Bowie with bizarre funny stories.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence?

A newspaper once called me the love child of David Bowie and Eddie Izzard. I don't like comparisons that much but this one I love. Because these two are geniuses.

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

I love to play pranks or speak in a heavy accent so people think I don't understand them at all.

Please tell us about your best and worst moment on stage so far.

The best is every evening when the audience gets wild.

Once a girl came on stage, I don't know what she was on or if it was me, but she just took her dress of in front of me. That was a good moment.

A terrible moment was when a gig started to scream "Heil Hitler" and didn't stop.

Against aggressive idiots- you are almost helpless as a performer, but sexual intimidation is totally fine with me.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

No not really. Only when I know that some famous movie stars are in the audience or theatre legends. But it's not nervous but more: let's rock even more. I jump a lot around in the backstage- that's sort of how I warm up.

Why is Edinburgh Fringe Festival such a great platform for comedians?

Probably because of the relaxed atmosphere.

The festival has a long tradition of presenting comedians. It's still the cheapest theatre format in terms of production costs But I have my boys, my whole boy band and and my tech guys.

Who are you looking forward to seeing as an audience member?

I don't think I have that much time. I'm also hosting the late night shows at assembly so there as a host I will almost meet everybody. They all come as a guest to appear in these shows so that's going to be a lot of fun and I can see the creme de la creme of the festival.

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Improvise and follow your instincts.

What is next for you?

Taking over the world with Starman and I'm working on a new original musical that will have a long run in Berlin and Amsterdam.

And I'm also returning as Hedwig and the angry inch in Berlin and Hamburg and touring around the world with Starman.

Starman will be at the Assembly George Square Palais Du Variete at 845pm for the month of August for tickets go to www.edfringe.com


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