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Edinburgh Festival Q&A: David Ian

By | Published on Wednesday 9 August 2023

CMU’s sister media ThreeWeeks is currently covering the Edinburgh Festival, the world’s biggest cultural event, which takes over the Scottish capital for three weeks with a packed programme of comedy, theatre, music, musicals, dance, cabaret, spoken word and a whole lot more.

Here in the CMU Daily we’ll pick out some of the highlights of this year’s coverage, including interviews with people who are performing there this year. Today, comedian David Ian talking about his show ‘(Just A) Perfect Gay’.

“I’ve always wondered if I’m the perfect gay or the worst gay”, he says. “I think it started because, when I lost my virginity, I got a death threat, and I was never sure if that was because I was so good at it or so bad at it. And ever since I’ve always been really worried about being a perfect gay. And this show is my investigation of that!

“So if you’ve ever felt like you’re not quite good enough”, he goes on, “or you’re slightly on the outside of everyone else, then this show is going to speak to you. Plus there’s quite a lot of Cher mentions in it – what’s not to love about that?

Read the interview and find out more about the show here.