I TALK TO: Stoph Demetriou

Stoph Demetriou is making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with his first solo hour The Dunning-Kruger Effect, but he’s no stranger to the Fringe.

He's previously had cult success with his sketch group The Banana Collective and in 2013 he directed Richard Gadd’s Cheese and Crack Whores. Then last year Stoph was the voice actor and animator for Gadd's award-winning show, Monkey See Monkey Do but this year Stoph is stepping out on his own with his first solo hour.

You’ve been up at the Fringe before with sketch groups and with Richard Gadd, but why this year for your debut hour?

I guess I’ve been doing a lot of stuff with other people and it was just time to do it on my own. I used to be a guitarist in a band and the day my band broke up was the same day that I did my first stand-up gig. So it’s this whole thing of doing it on my own for the first time.