Dan Nightingale Comedy Fest Q&A
1.Tell us the name of your show
My show is called; ‘Dan Nightingale is trying his best not to be a dick.’
2.Which came first – the show name or the show content?
Erm. Well the content really. Nearly all of my comedy, as well as my life, is about me trying not to be a dick. I’m really trying.
3.C’mon, be honest….
What? Ok, I will be. I have a sexual thing for Otters…………. Well you asked. Weird question. That weird bit was your fault mate.
4.Any other working titles for the show?
Yes; ‘Otter love! Is it so wrong?’
5.How long – honestly- have you been working on this?
Stop fucking questioning my honesty. I’ve told you about the Otters haven’t I? What more do you want? Jesus. Working on it? The Show? Fucking ages. Is that what you want? (7 months).
6.What’s been the biggest challenge of pulling this show together?
My gambling debts. And temper issues.
7.Who’s your biggest comedy rival – and why?
My own lethargy and tendency to procrastinate. That and Otter Porn.
8.Who’s your biggest comedy friend – and why?
I’ve got lots of comedy friends. Honest. In New Zealand my favourite comedy friend is a girl called Alyce. She works for the festival and is bloody magic.
9.Which show is your must see? Why?
Is Acaster coming this year? If not, Carl Donnelly is just as good. He’s da shit. Officially.
10.Give us your definition of a great night out during the festival.
Cuba Street with the staff from the Cavern club. YES!
11.What goes through your mind, the minute before curtain goes up?
12.What about when you’re on stage?
The adulation of strangers. And Otters.
13.How easily distracted are you?
14.Give us your dream comedy line up.
Carl Donnelly, James Acaster, Bill Burr and some strippers. Who are Otters. (You started this shit.)
15.Just finally, where will you be in 5 years’ time?
Either living and working in New Zealand as the first Lancastrian stand-up to migrate to your lovely country and become a television super star comedian or back in Lancashire regretting my life choices.