It’s the right way to laughs for Pathhead comic’s seventh Fringe

Eric Davidson's 2015 Fringe show it's a wrong way to ukulele
Eric Davidson's 2015 Fringe show it's a wrong way to ukulele

It’s that time of the year again when comic Eric Davidson makes his approach to the Edinburgh Festival to meet his regular attendees, and pick up some new fans too.

Newtongrange-born and now living in Pathhead, Eric will appear at his seventh Fringe, performing 19 shows across two venues.

And having had a preview of Eric’s hilarious ‘It’s a Wrong Way to Ukulele’ material you will be sure of plenty of laughs if you get a ticket.

But, why the title?

“I just liked the sound and thought of it”, said Eric.

“And this year I’m concentrating on the ukulele and poetry. Probably because it’s what I’m quite natural at.

“I have had the ukulele the last two/ three years and it’s going down really well at gigs.

“So I’ll play 10 ukulele numbers and do five poems.

“It’s good stuff. I’m quite happy with the show this year. It’s very topical. It’s more or less ready, 95 per cent done.

“Obviously I don’t want to give too much away. But I have written a song about Hillary Clinton getting back in the White House, one about Nigel Farage and I have a poem called Master Chav about a hoody taking part in a cooking competition.

“There is also a poem about Islamic State’s favourite chat show host and one about Boris Johnson.

“And I always have a wee five minute period of poignancy away from the laughs. So I have written a poem about an incident with John Lennon. I was there when he and Yoko flew away in his helicopter from Golspie.

“That’s going to be the penultimate piece of the show.

“It’s nice to have something like the Edinburgh Fringe on your doorstep. I’m looking forward to it as always.”

Aug 7-8, 10-15 at Space Triplex (Venue 38) 7.15-8.05pm. And Aug 17-22, 24-29 at the Space @ Jurys Inn (Venue 260) 8.25-9.15pm.