Following the murder of his father, hard hitting and critically acclaimed northern comedian Chris McGlade is attempting to lay to rest the ghosts that have haunted him ever since. This show, whilst telling the story of his dad’s horrific murder, is also a funny, sincere, un- PC, no holds barred and touching homage to the man who shaped his life and humour. Forgiveness is at the Edinburgh Fringe this August and Chris spoke with The Fountain about his plans for the festival.

TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting? 

This year it’s very exciting because the subject matter is so personal to me.

TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?

In my fathers murder.

TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?

I don’t really make plans for the fringe, apart from doing my gigs. I’ve been to Edinburgh a few times and my advice or tip to any first time performers is don’t burn yourself out. It’s hard work. It’s a marathon not a sprint. I really want to see political comedian Konstantin Kisin and comedy impressionist Danny Posthill.

TF: And what are your future plans beyond Forgiveness?

Just to try and keep gigging.

You can see Chris McGlade: Forgiveness at Laughing Horse @ City Cafe until 25th August at 21:15. For tickets, go to