I TALK TO Adam Riches

Adam Riches is back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with another hour, The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches.

He first made his mark on the Fringe in 2003 with his debut and has been returning ever since as a firm Fringe favourite. This year he’s back with another hour filled with characters and a new device which he hasn’t quite worked out yet but hopes to have nailed by the time August arrives.

You first performed at the Fringe in 2003. What keeps you coming back year after year?

I think first and foremost ideas do. You get an idea in your head and you want to realise it and see it fleshed out and answer that question in your head “Is it any good or not?” And you can only really answer that by just giving it a go, hammering it to death and seeing how people respond.

And then the creative satisfaction that comes with that. When you move forwards with your career and you get different opportunities in different directions for TV, that can be a very frustrating process of developing ideas that very often doesn’t lead anywhere for various reasons.