The Fringe Five – Jon Cozart
He’s attracted over 2 million subscribers on YouTube with his hilarious parody videos about Harry Potter and Disney Princesses (among others) so there’s a huge buzz about Jon Cozart’s debut Fringe Show, Laughter Ever After.
Can you tell us a bit about your show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015?
I’m performing all my favourite songs from my YouTube channel and premièring some new work at the festival. I take the audience through the past 10 years of my life making YouTube videos.
Why did you decide to bring Laughter Ever After to the Fringe?
I’ve never done anything like a one-man show before and thought the biggest arts festival in the world would be the best place to start. Plus, I’ve never been to the UK so it’s always good to have an excuse to travel!
Why should people come and see it, when there’s hundreds of other shows on at the same time?
I can safely say there’s nothing else quite like this show. We’ve combined viral videos with live performance, and the tech is absolutely unique – not to mention I’ve spent 10 years writing this show (whether I was aware of it at the time or not!)
Over the years, what has been your best Fringe memory?
I’ve only been here for a few days but the first time I came to the city I was pretty overwhelmed. We don’t have anything like these castles in the states.
Can you recommend one other show on the programme for our readers?
I’m a big fan of Broadway musicals and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is putting up a new production of Urinetown that’s really excellent!
Jon Cozart: Laughter Ever After runs at the Underbelly Med Quad at 5:15pm from 10th – 31st August (no show on 19th). Tickets cost £10 (£9 for concessions).