Thomas Black and Paul McDougall really wanted to write an Edinburgh Festival Fringe show to help guide to Scots with the independence debate. Then it occurred to them that two Ill-informed Scottish comedians maybe weren't the best guides. In other words they Ken HeeHaw.
Every time I have walked onto the stage at The Stand has been pretty special.
“Exactly! So instead we are going share our thoughts with the audience and every day they will vote and help us to decide how we are going to vote in September. Ken HeeHaw is Scots slang for know nothing.”
Why did you choose to perform as part of PBH Free Fringe?
“This is Paul and I's debut fringe show so we really wanted to go with PBH as they have a wealth of experience from years of the fringe. The wee blue book they publish each year is everywhere and they have some of the best venues at the fringe.”
To someone who hasn’t seen you, how would you describe your style of comedy?
“I've spent years watching great Scottish story telling comedians and I'm definitely influenced by that. As this year has gone on I've definitely been speaking more about Politics.”
What was your best experience on stage?
“Every time I have walked onto the stage at The Stand has been pretty special. To be on the stage I've spent ten years watching my favourite acts is a great experience. Paul and I recently co-hosted a fringe preview night at The Newsroom which is the most fun I've ever had on stage.”
If you were curating a stand up show for television, who would be your guests?
“Louis C.K, Billy Connolly, Stewart Lee, Marc Maron, and Bo Burnham. Then myself obviously!”
Not in the Fringe programme.
Show: Paul McDougall and Thomas Black Ken HeeHaw
Venue: PBH free fringe. The Southsider (venue 148) 9.30pm 2nd-23rd August