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

Stuart Mitchell

Stuart Mitchell

It is a mixture of stories and one liners. Most importantly it's all true. And funny. Which always helps.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence?

Lee Mack. One of the best stand-ups live and a great comedy actor and writer.

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

My electricity bill. And when people believe what politicians say.

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

My best moment was performing in Vegas. It was a long way from Glasgow.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

Yes. It keeps you on your toes.

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

It is a great way to expose yourself (not in that way) to the public and mass industry professionals. Plus, you get to pull together all your best material.

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

Randy Writes a Novel.

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Give up. There are too many comics. My serious advice would be to constantly write. Turn up to gigs on time and record all your sets.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

I have been heckled by a fart, a crying baby and a dog barking at me. Not all at the same gig thankfully.

What is next for you?

To enjoy Edinburgh. All long as I am happy I will keep on performing.

Stuart Mitchell makes his Edinburgh debut with 'Dealt A Bad Hand' at the Pleasance Courtyard - This for tickets go to

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