July 3 2008
1. What is your 2008 show all about?
It's about politics, civil rights, capitalism, freedom of speech, democracy, tyranny, civil disobedience, revolution, terrorism, activism, dissidence, and everything important that most people take for granted.
2. Why should we come and see it?
Because it's wickedly clever and very funny, and because the dialogue is all done in an Eminem rapping style. It's like nothing else out there really. Attendance is guaranteed to make you smarter.
3. If your show was an olympic sport, what would it be and why?
It would be a poetry contest. Poetry was an Olympic sport in ancient Rome, with the winner receiving a laurel crown (hence "poet laureate"). This show is a battle of wits and world-views between two lyrical heavyweights.
4. What are you most looking forward to about this year's Festival?
Randomness, late night debauchery, surprisingly talented performers, the pleasure of being surrounded by people who are "up for it".
5. What are you least looking forward to about this year's Festival?
6. What advice would you have for someone trying to navigate the Fringe?
Don't bother with GPS, just use venues as landmarks and wander into everything.
7. What advice would you have for someone trying to survive the Fringe?
Don't worry too much about the aftermath while you're there, just be present every day and have a great time, then sort out what happened later.
8. Describe your show in three words
"8-Mile meets 1984"
The Rebel Cell
Pleasance Dome – 10Dome
1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh
30 Jul - 25 Aug, 5.40 pm (1 hr)