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

Jordan Brookes by Edward Moore

Jordan Brookes by Edward Moore

An absurd, impersonal autobiographical breakdown and some silly faces.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence?

Hans Teeuwen (coming to London soon - check him out), Charlie Webster and Old Man Winter.

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

When I get to the end of another wasted day and realise I forgot to make changes again.

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

The best and worst gigs are often on a knife edge. When I go off road and lose the audience and then have to scramble to get them back, it's very exciting. If it works- it suddenly becomes a great gig. If it doesn't- it's the most painful thing imaginable.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

On a low level, yes.

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

Because you get to gig every day and develop stuff far faster than usual.

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

Charlie Dinkin, Phil Cooper, Robin Morgan, Glenn Moore, Steffan Alun, Sleeping Trees, Stuart Laws, Dan Cook, Kate Lucas, Matt Winning and literally most other shows.

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Get used to feeling like you're an 'aspiring' comedian because that never fades.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

Someone recently told me to kill myself.

What is next for you?

Probably the realisation that nothing we do matters, that ultimately this will end bitterly and achingly absent of any feeling of fulfilment, that everyone I know and love will one day perish and after I'm gone all that'll be left of me is the vague impression I left in people I never knew that well. Also maybe I'll write a novel or something.

Jordan Brookes: The Making Of is at Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey at 5pm 4th - 28th August (except 16th) as part of the Edinburgh Fringe

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