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

Masud Milas

Masud Milas

Observational with a story. It's about growing up as an immigrant in other countries, and how bizarre I find Britain.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence?

It's a pretty obvious one but Seinfeld was a big influence for me when I was younger.

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

British people getting upset especially at a restaurant. I like watching someone hastily pay a bill and leave angry.

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

This sounds cheesy but performing at The Comedy Store in London was fun. That place is like comedy fort knox so it was nice to do it and not suck.

The worst was a few years ago I did a show and these guys in the audience dropped the N-bomb on top of one of my punchlines, I was tired and just walked out. I'd say that was pretty bad.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

Yeah a little bit, sometimes it'll be just as I'm stepping on to stage my brain goes "hmm maybe none of this is funny."

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

It's a chance to perform your show often and potentially start to find an audience. Some people find it useful to hone material as well.

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

I'll tell you who I'd be terrified of seeing: My Mum, I don't know what she'd think of my impression of her.

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Work hard and try not to make people mad.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

I had a guy high five me on stage, I missed the high five and he said: it's impossible to teach you people anything.

What is next for you?

Not sure yet, just gonna do the show and see what happens.

Masud Milas makes his Edinburgh Festival debut with his stand up show 'Routes' at the Underbelly Clover Room Bristo Square for tickets go to

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