Midlothian comic takes a lighter look at referendum for Edinburgh Festival Fringe Show

Pathhead comedian Eric Davidson, appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Pathhead comedian Eric Davidson, appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Pathhead comic Eric Davidson starts his sixth Edinburgh Festival Fringe run on Friday with a show taking a comical look at the independence debate.

‘Brigadoom’ will feature poems, songs and of course jokes about all things Scottish, including Andy Murray, the trams and the key political characters at Holyrood.

Eric said: “The show works around the Scottish Independence campaign, but more about life in general in Scotland. So it’s fairly topical. I’m really looking forward to it.

“It’s a very Scottish show, there are not many Scottish shows on the go at the Fringe, there never is. I have always found the lack of interest in Scottish talent coming through very disappointing.

“To promote Brigadoom we have Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon’s heads on the original Brigadoon poster, so people think’s it’s anti-independence but it’s not, it’s just all about the campaign.

“No matter how Scotland votes, we are all Jock Tamson’s bairns at the end of the day!”

‘Brigadoom’ is on at the Space@Symposium Hall (V43), Hill Square, off Nicolson Street.

The hour-long show starts at 8.05pm on August 2-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24 .

Read more on this story in the August 1 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.