Sean Lock's Lockipedia taps into his own archive of knowledge

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  • 22 August 2010
Sean Lock's Lockipedia taps into his own archive of knowledge

With Lockipedia, the wordy Sean Lock taps into his own archive of knowledge, Here, he sources the encyclopaedia of his mind to answer our Q&A

What five words best describe your show this year?
Refreshing, vital, challenging, vertical, windy.

Which comic should be more famous by the end of August?
I’m always surprised that no comics have gone postal. Can’t hack the bad reviews, the empty houses, watching younger comics barge past him like sperm in a lady’s canal. And as a trend has been set in Cumbria and Northumberland, this could be the year. Kevin Eldon is doing a show: that’ll be funny.

What bugs you most about Edinburgh in August?
Nothing. I love it. Wherever you go there’s always someone to have a drink with. I call it the comedian’s Christmas.

Which dead comic do you wish was still alive and working today?
Malcolm Hardee because he was a funny, foolish, carefree lunatic but he was unable to resist the claws of cocaine. I knew every joke in his act but it always made me laugh.

Is there a rumour you’d like to start about yourself?
This is actually true. I have built a remote-control fox and I’ve been using it to discredit foxes everywhere. (Interview by Brian Donaldson)

Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 30 Aug, 7.25pm, £18 (£17).

Sean Lock - Lockipedia

'Lockipedia' is a brand new stand-up show from the comedian Sean Lock. 'Lockipedia' can only be accessed live. 'Consistently brilliant' (Times). Ages: 14+

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