Robin Morgan is a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model? Robin thinks it’s his Dad, Kevin. This is the crux of Robin’s show this Fringe, What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now), which will be in Edinburgh for most of August. Robin spoke with The Fountain about the influences behind the show and his crucial plans for August.
TF: What is the premise of your show?
It’s a show about my Dad, my son and what makes a good male role model. There’s also a joke about Paperchase, so very much something for everyone.
TF: What drove the project, where did your influences lie?
Last year my show touched upon the double standards of being praised simply for being a Dad, and it seemed to resonate with audiences. So it’s about that, and what a brilliant Dad my old man is. My influences lie in comics like John Mulaney and Mike Birbiglia.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
My wife will be eight months pregnant in August, so our plans are to keep the baby in her belly until September. It’s my 30th birthday on the 19th August, so I’m sure we’ll spend that day trying to keep the baby in her belly whilst wearing party hats.
We’ll eat at Mum’s.
And I’m hosting Comedy In The Dark again this year – that’s a mad show to both perform and watch. I’d recommend that (after seeing my show).
TF: Is there anything you are keen to see whilst in Edinburgh?
Helen Bauer and Sophie Duker’s debut shows – can’t wait for those. Maisie Adam and Olga Koch have been on fire when I’ve seen them recently so them too.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond your show?
I’ll probably take it on a small-to-medium UK tour, and hopefully get it filmed, or, at the very least, make it available to download as Jamster ringtone circa 2002.
You can see What A Man at The Pear Tree from 1st – 25th August (not 12th) at 16:05. For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com