"I have a stag do in tonight, so I hope they're suspiciously receptive and pleasant" Idle chit-chat with Glenn Moore
Hello Glenn, how the devil are you?
Great thanks, it’s Saturday, I’ve missed this deadline by more than 24 hours, and for that I apologise.
What have you been up to today?
I went to see a show from someone I really enjoyed last year - sat in the front row, the show started, they’re doing last year’s show again. Not as fun the second time.
And where are you right now?
I am on my bed, procrastinating from rehearsing my show to fill out this fine Q and/or A.
So, early days right, but how’s your Fringe kicked off?
It’s been lovely, thanks. Audiences have been suspiciously receptive and pleasant. I have a stag do in tonight, so I hope they're suspiciously receptive and pleasant.
Tell us what you can about your new show for the Fringe, ‘Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It’, in two sentences?
The title is misleading. It is about me applying for the first civilian mission to Mars.
How many times have you been to the Fringe, and what’s your best experience there?
This is the ninth time I’ve been, the sixth time for the whole month, and the third performing a solo show. I’d have to say the first time because I didn’t know what stress was back then.
You don’t have a website so, in the style of a haiku, tell us about you.
I have a website.
Where did you get this info?
You are forgiven.
Describe your comedy style.
It’s very fast-paced, and gag-heavy, and pretty offbeat and a little unusual, but it’s very tightly structured so throwaway lines from half an hour ago might pop up in a different context later on, and the whole show is mostly just one long sentence for an hour.
You were a finalist in the UK Pun Championships a few years ago, what was the pun that got you there?
H2+O2 is an oxidant waiting to happen.
Nice. How do you feel being described as a “sidekick” to Dave Berry?
It’s all I’ve ever wanted. Apart from actually being the Dave Berry.
It seems like you guys have to do a bunch of these Q&A’s before the festival, what’s the worst question you’ve been asked so far? (And don’t read any further before answering…)
I had to fill out a Q&A for a theatre website, so it asked me how I felt about the rest of the cast. I don’t know who they are.
You’ve been on Mock The Week, but what’s the comedy panel show you really wanna go on?
Wait, what’s wrong with Mock The Week?
And so, onto my obligatory Twitter related question, you’re a gagmeister on your Twitter account, how come that’s so rare amongst comedians?
It’s certainly bigger amongst newer acts because it helps you stand out from others, and try to develop jokes that way. If something works on Twitter, it could well work in real life. It’s not just new comedians - Gary Delaney’s brilliant on it.
You’re a fan of Frasier, right, so how do you feel about the news it might be coming back? That can’t go well can it?
Nah, dreadful idea. Horrible. Also, I think everyone accepted Kelsey Grammer despite him being a staunch Republican, but now he’s an out and out Trump supporter, I don’t think that’ll sit well. If it’s a spin-off about Gil, I will trash my own house.
Tell us a charity we should support. And why.
Cancer Research. And why not? They’re great.
When was the last time you were starstruck?
Tom Hanks. Wasn’t even in the flesh, it was just that Bridge of Spies was so good.
What other comedian(s) is/are worth checking out?
Garrett Millerick, Pierre Novellie, Ahir Shah.
What’s the question we should have asked you today but haven’t?
What gives your hair that lustrous sheen?
Finally, how do you take your coffee?
You can catch Glenn's show at the Edinburgh Fringe, 'Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It', every night at 6:20pm at Just The Tonic at The Tron. Tickets are still available.
You can also follow Glenn on Twitter. If you can find his website you've done better than me.