Emergency Question: What's the worst thing you've eaten for a bet? | Edinburgh Fringe comedians answer

Emergency Question: What's the worst thing you've eaten for a bet?

Edinburgh Fringe comedians answer

Every day until the end of the Fringe, we're asking one of Richard Herring's Emergency Questions from the RHLSTP podcast to comedians. Here's today's batch of insights...

My words.  Schalk Bezuidenhout whose show I'll Make Laugh To You (Like You Want Me To) is on at Gilded Balloon at 7:40pm

Norris once licked the floor of Euston Station for ten pounds. Norris & Parker whose show Sirens is on at Monkey Barrel at 9:15pm

Worms as a stupid kid.  Tony Law whose show Tony Law A Now Begin in Again is on at Monkey Barrel  at 12:00am

My brother once dared me to bite into a cod liver oil tablet, it was the most revolting thing I've ever tasted, and what I imagine fish jizz to be like, but I made 50p sooooo.... Lily Phillips whose show Smut is on at Pleasance Courtyard  at 7:25pm

The gum people stick under the bar.  I don't think it was even a bet I think I offered. Casey Balsham whose show Inconceivable  is on at The Mash House at 5:34pm

Snails. Thought they would be disgusting but ended up quite liking them. Just like mussels only more peppery. Iain MacDonald whose show Pundemic is on at Three Sisters at 10:45am

A mushroom. Lanessa Long whose show The Lanessa Show is on at Just The Tonic at The Caves at 10:50am

I sipped Sarson’s malt vinegar from a glass like it was whisky, because a friend maintained it was a disgusting condiment, and I disagreed. This was in an Oxford pub where one night a homeless man walked up to our table, asked if we’d finished with the bottle of ketchup, and then walked straight out the door with it. Chris Turner whose show Rap God is on at Pleasance Dome at 8:10pm

Remember the cinnamon challenge about ten years ago? Yeah, I thought it looked easy, and then ended up with cinnamon inside my sinuses for days.  Ailis Duff whose show Notflix: Binge is on at Gilded Balloon at 5:00pm

A bat in China. Ori Halevy whose show Darkest thoughts is on at Brass Monkey at 4:00pm

I once ate some of my friend's Nan's ashes. And I didn't get the money. We don't speak now. Brennan Reece whose show Crowded is on at Pleasance Courtyard at 8:20pm

Oreo dipped in humus. There was nothing to win. A friend was like ‘odds you dip that in humus and eat it’ and I did. This veganism is fucking easy tbh.  Erika Ehler whose show Femcel is on at Monkey Barrel  at 9:40pm

A fish eyeball. 0/10 do not recommend. Lucy Frederick whose show Lucy Frederick's Big Fat Wedding is on at Gilded Balloon Patterhoose at 3:40pm

I’m proud to say that neither of us is a heterosexual man and therefore we’ve never eaten anything for a bet. But for attention? I’ve eaten a scented candle.  Kathy Maniura & Derek Mitchell  whose show Horseplay: Bareback is on at Underbelly at 10:30pm

I tend to gamble with licensed bookmakers and the only food I eat there is humble pie. Sean McLoughlin whose show So Be It is on at Pleasance Courtyard at 7:55pm

I once ate a tub of ice cream a day for four years because a boy in my class bet me that I was gay :)  Leo Reich whose show Literally Who Cares?!  is on at Pleasance Courtyard at 9:35pm

I ate natto (fermented soya beans) and am very upset to only now be realising I could have made money for it. Dalia Malek whose show Another Castle is on at Just the Tonic at 3:15pm

For a film shoot once I had to eat fried popping candy and potato waffles in a poptart sandwich. Technically that was a job, not a bet, but then again my whole career is a gamble.  Luke Rollason whose show Bowerbird is on at Monkey Barrel at 12:30pm

Chilies fresh off a tree. One side of my face drooped, My ears started ringing and I was worried I was suffering a stroke. I started to panic and cried to my granddad. He reminded me I was 22 at the time and I should cop on. Alison Spittle whose show Wet is on at Pleasance Courtyard at 4:45pm

A goldfish , I had to drink a pint of water with a goldfish in it. Amazingly, I never felt a thing, it felt no different than downing a pint of water. Seems a very cruel thing to do now but this was in the early 00s, so everyone thought it was absolutely hilarious at the time.  Jack Hester  whose show Tom Henry; Jack Hester, Tom and Jack having the craic  is on at Just the tonic At The Caves at 9:05pm

A bull's testicle. It was for a live comedy Twitch show, where the hosts also made their own cocktail later in the stream…t he bull's ball was nicer than that, though. Tom Mayhew whose show Trash Rich is on at The Stand at 9:20pm

Most meals in the refugee camp I grew up in. Emo Majok whose show African Aussie is on at Underbelly at 8:30pm

Published: 14 Aug 2022

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