Quick-witted, insightful and with a roguish charm, John Robins is always worth a watch in Edinburgh – and he is back at the Fringe with a new show …
It’s called This Tornado Loves You. It’s from the name of a wonderful Neko Case song that I recommend you check out ASAP. The show is about the fantasies we have about life and relationships, and how they differ from our actual experience.
Never drink before 4pm. Then Guinness. Then dark rum and Diet Coke WITH ICE NO LIME. Or, as Max Fischer said in Wes Anderson’s Rushmore – “I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then do it for the rest of your life.” That is the best advice you can give to anyone. For me, I guess it’s comedy … and watching Ronnie O’ Sullivan play snooker … and being with my friends.
5. The trademark T-shirt has gone and the suit is looking sharp. Are we seeing “serious” John now?
How is a t-shirt a “trademark”? Does everyone who wears a T-shirt owe me money? If so, can you sort out my royalties? How is what I wear of any relevance? YOU WOULDN’T ASK THAT QUESTION TO A WOMAN WOULD YOU?!