#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: David Quirk

Cowboy Mouth by David Quirk, is a comedy show about other people's dreams, dog years, and something called the Overview Effect. Intrigued, we fired over a Q&A.

In the past years I've done Edinburgh, it's meant competitive hell. Now, working with Bob Slayer it means uncompetitive heaven.

Describe your show to us David.

I can't really do much better than what’s in the programme, I mean, unless you actually saw the show. That would explain everything, and nothing. But seriously, four different ladies in four different parts of the world had four different dreams about me, and wrote four different Facebook messages to me about them. These dreams all form the structure of the show, and all the funny material is because of them. More or mess.

What does Edinburgh mean to you?

In the past years I've done it, it's meant competitive hell. Now, working with Bob Slayer it means uncompetitive heaven.

Who inspires you and why?

Devine David Hoyle because he's the best. Sam Shepard because he's a cowboy. Prince because he was a Sexy MF

Describe your best or worst experiences on stage.

London. 2009. Jongleurs. Bucks booing.

Describe your best or worst review.

Not a review per se, but after one show during my first Edinburgh run in 2010, I recall hearing a punter say “We may as well have burned our money”. Which I disagree with.

If you weren’t a performer, what would you be?

Even more of a skateboarder than I am.

What was the last book you read?

Prince “Purple Reign” by Mick Wall.

Why do we, in the so-called first world, continue to eat animals, when we don't need to any more?

Not sure.

Imagine that the BBC have asked you to produce a primetime show. What would it be and who else would be involved?

It would just be myself and Sam Simmons getting around, being rad. Being Aussie.

Twitter: @mrdavidquirk

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David Quirk: Cowboy Mouth

David Quirk: Cowboy Mouth

Winner: Piece of Wood (Comedian's Choice) 2012, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Winner: Golden Gibbo Award 2011, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Nominee: Best Local Act 2013, Sydney Comedy Festival...