Funny At The Fringe – INTERVIEW – Aaron McCann: Happy Enough?

It is festival season and that means that in the next month there is so many great comedy festivals to look forward to! This month we are looking at some of the great shows that you can see at the Edinburgh Fringe. So take note because we are going to give you all the information you need for just a handful of some of the great shows happening this year! We have also been able to interview some of the acts that are heading up to the Fringe as well.

Ed Fringe 2019

Aaron McCann: Happy Enough?

Location: Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market – Bothy (Venue 98 )

Dates: Jul 31, Aug 1-25

Time: 20:00

Price: £6

Ticket Link:

Hello! Tell us about yourself Aaron?

Wow this feels like those awkward icebreakers you used to get at secondary school. My name is Aaron McCann and I’m a comedian from Northern Ireland.


How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Fringe?

It’s a really common phrase where I’m from like if you’re in a chip shop and ask for a scoop of chips and the woman behind your local chippy (shout out to you Lorraine) would say “Ye Happy Enough love?”. One day I was feeling really down and thought to myself that’s actually a pretty wild existential question if you’re in the right mind frame. I name all my shows in chippy’s.

Tell us all about your show!

Happy Enough is talking about the past year that I spent in Los Angeles where I lived in a house with 40 people, a lot went down in such a short space of time and I tried to pack it into an hour show.

How did you get into stand up comedy?

I hosted my secondary school formal awards. It was a total fluke chance that I got asked to do it but it made me realise that for some insane reason I actually really liked being on stage



What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?

Way too many to name. I’m a huge comedy fan but if I was to say one that sticks out I’m really excited to see Daniel Sloss’s show this year



Have you done the fringe before? What are the key pieces of advice you have been given or would give to new groups or people performing at the fringe.

Only once before and I split the show with a friend so there was way less pressure and financial burden. I would just say find a good balance between working hard and having fun. The experience is all about what you make of it.


What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

Me and 5 of my friends did the Ulster Hall in Belfast to over 1,000 people. That was insane, even typing that now I’m like what the hell we really did that.



Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?

I suck at one liners


What have been some of the most unique and different comedy shows you have seen this year and why?

Paul Currie is a fantastic act from Belfast. I honestly cant even describe his act but I will say one year I went to see him and his “closer” was the entire audience taking part in a bread fight. If that doesn’t sell you I don’t know what will



What is the best way to enjoy yourself at the fringe?

Lots of booze and good company



What would be your top three items every performer must take to the fringe?

Packet of resolve tablets

Gym gear (you’ll never go but just bringing the gear will make you feel an inkling of accomplishment)

Your ex girlfriends Netflix for those nights in



What’s the secret to successful flyering?

Understanding that we’re all going to die some day so the opinion of someone in the street you’re trying to give a flyer to doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme



Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

I was lucky enough to already have them. Tyler, the creator


If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?

Twitter: @McCannMan

Facebook: Aaron McCann Comedy

Insta: mccanncomedy

Bebo: McCannLad2k6xxxx

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