Micky P Kerr’s debut comedy show  ‘Lay-z’ will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Just The Tonic Caves Wee One for the month of August.

1. Tell us about your Fringe show

My Fringe show is an hour of comedy which involves: a guitar, some spoken word, some superbly written social analysis and a few crowd 'sing a longs'. It's all about laziness on a micro and macro level. 

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2 How does it feel to be playing the Fringe for the first time?

It feels amazing to be performing my debut show at Edinburgh this year. It's definitely something I've been building up to and I'm mega excited about it all. I've had some great feedback from previews so I'm raring to go now. 

3. Best live act at the Fringe?

Well my memory is poor so I can only remember last year with any clarity. I really loved watching Jolly Boat. They're a double act who have got themselves a brilliant Edinburgh following and deservedly so. 

4. Best thing about the Fringe?

The comedy. The sheer amount of shows available to go and enjoy. It's loads of creative people all creating together in the same place. That's the best thing about Edinburgh Fringe. 

5. What's the worst thing?

To be honest I'm not sure as I've never done a full run. After this year I'll be able to give you a little more on that I'm sure. I've heard it's been increasingly commercialised over the years and that perhaps 'the spirit' of the Fringe is slowly getting lost. It all depends on who you talk to though  Perhaps the worst thing is the people who have a disappointing run of shows. It doesn't always work out how you want it to apparently. My fingers are crossed!

6. If you were not a performer what would you be doing?

If I wasn't a performer, I'd be wondering what the hell I'm going to do with my life. 

7. How do you combat pre-gig nerves?

I don't combat pre-gig nerves. Sometimes they aren't there at all, sometimes they are. It's always good to have those nerves because it keeps you sharp. You just need to be relaxed, well I do anyhow. I usually have a pint to put me in the mood (but I'd do that anyhow). I used to have four or five but these days it's one of two. 

8. What do you love about Scotland?

I love loads about Scotland. My father and grandparents are Scottish for a start so it's in my blood. The people are great, I've never had any stick about being English etc but that might be cause I'm a Yorkshireman, we tend to get away with it. To make a sweeping generalisation the Scottish are a liberal and humorous bunch. They'll do for me. 

9. What do you like about Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is such a beautiful city. I was blown away when I first visited it years ago. It's incredibly unique and has a great mix of old and new. 

10. What’s the most Scottish thing you’ve ever done?

The most Scottish thing I've ever done is shout "freedom" and run at loads of English people. Well it's the most Americanised Scottish thing I've ever done. 

11. Favourite Scottish food/drink?

Favourite Scottish food? I genuinely love haggis. It's brilliant. 

12 Sum up your show in three words

My show in 3 words. Insightful, hilarious, come! (The Caves at 8pm every night). 

Micky P Kerr’s (@mickypkerr) debut comedy show  ‘Lay-z’ will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Just The Tonic Caves Wee One for the month of August for tickets go to www.edfringe.com