Craig Allan Campbell

He's from Canadiaville!

Feature by Lara Moloney | 16 Apr 2006

Where you are from?
Earth and Light, My Mommy presumably (I've no recollection). Canadiaville.

No. of years in comedy?
18 paid, 'bin piss takin' since day dot.

Best on stage experience?
Every laugh is special, great and increasingly rare.

Worst on stage experience?
I rather dislike splitting hairs as it pertains to cunts.

Best heckle received?
The well timed skilfully crafted heckle is a dying art engulfed by the more modern phenom' of primitive interruption.

Best comeback to a heckle handed out?
Amateurs carry each victory on stage like a trophy, once you've done it for a while batting back comments from the crowd is just part of what's expected of the job. Few are better/worse than the others, enough to get you the Frick out o' Dodge is what's required. See Bruce Lee's 'Way of Jeet Kune Do'. Or don't.

What's the freakiest thing that has happened in your life?
Making a formal complaint about a NY cop in 1988 and next seeing him on the news as America's top cop in Iraq 18 and change years later. I can only assume that he remains a colossal dick!

What are you up to next?
Learning to fly, then dive, that's my ambition this year.

If you could take three meals to a desert island what would they be?
Well sealed.

Who are your three favourite comedians?
I try not to be a fan of people/things but some of my neighbours in Devon chuff me to bits!

Who are three people you would like to have to dinner and why?
Grandma White from Scotland, Grandpa Butcher from Canada and my Aunt Muriel also from Scotland because they are dead and I miss them.

How would you fix the world right now?
By replacing religion with Humanism.

What is most hated appliance and why?
Really diggin' deep for this questionnaire now? Hard to choose but
Snowblower is way the fuck up there!

Craig Campbell appears at The Stand in Edinburgh Thurs April 20 - Sat April 22