Comic gets in a state

Pathhead comedian Eric Davidson

Pathhead comedian Eric Davidson

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Comic Eric Davidson is all set for his sixth run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a satirical look at the upcoming Independence Referendum mixed in with tales from his Newtongrange upbringing.

‘The Independent State of Eric’ runs for 20 nights at Symposium Hall in Hill Square, and follows on in part from last year’s ‘Brigadoom’ show at the same venue, which poked fun at the referendum.

He said: “It’s more or less a carry on from last year. I wanted to touch on the independence campaign again but also make my show a bit more personal.

“That’s why I came up with the title,as the show combines the independence issue and my upbringing.

“I’m really looking forward to it.

“In hindsight, last year was a tad to early to do a show on the referendum. It’s an issue that has really picked up since Spring. It’s up there to be satirised.

“But it’s quite dangerous actually in a way, that’s why only part of it is about independence. Because if you do too much about the referendum what material have you got after September?

“So a lot of that side of things will pick up on issues in last year’s show. But tied in with tales of my upbringings, on holidays and things like that.”

‘The Independent State of Eric’ at theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Hill Square, August 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23. 8.20pm. £10.

Call 0131 226 0000 or visit www.edfringe.com

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