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

Peter White by Steve Ullathorne

Peter White by Steve Ullathorne

I try to do a very honest and conversational style of comedy. The jokes are very personal and opinionated. There aren't a lot of gimmicks, no puns or mis-directions, it's just straight stand up.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence?

I know it's cliché to say, but guys like Louis CK and Bill Burr have always been the biggest influences to me. The guys who just stand there and deliver these full thoughts that even though people may not always agree with them, they're so well thought out and delivered that people have no choice but to laugh at them. There's something beautiful to me about making someone laugh at something that they don't agree with, or never thought they'd be laughing at.

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

The things that make me laugh in everyday life are those moments that you can never script. Those are the funniest. The other day I was walking with a friend of mine, and he was telling a very intense story when all of the sudden a crow flew out of a bush next to him with a loud caw and scared the shit out of him. There's never anything funnier than that.

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

A couple of years ago I got to tape an hour long TV special for air in Canada, and it was a great show. That was probably my best moment. My worst moments have been in Canada for the most part, because you have to do longer sets. I once had to do an hour to nine people who couldn't have cared less. I spent the entire time blankly speaking while watching the news on a small TV in the back corner. That was pretty bad.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

It depends on the gig. As long as it's in a good comedy environment, like a club or a theatre and the setup is good I'm usually not nervous. But if it's an outdoor gig, or a corporate, or any other weird type of gig I get terrified

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

I'll be honest, this is my first fringe so I can only go by what others have told me. But with that much comedy all in one place and that many comedians it can only be great right? Or horribly depressing. Either way I'm looking forward to it.

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

Like in life? Or in Edinburgh? Either way: Jeff Goldblum

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

My advice is to send me £50 and you'll immediately become better. Or if you're old fashioned write every day and perform as much as possible.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

I once had a little person on crutches walk to the front of the stage, look at me right in the eyes and yell "You're supposed to be funny" and then walk out of the room. That was a bit odd.

What is next for you? 

World domination and/or lunch

Peter White makes his Edinburgh Festival debut with his show 'Straight White Male' at the Just The Tonic Attic Room at the Mash House for tickets go to

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