The Edinburgh Fringe Archives – Jeff Innocent (Eco-Worrier, 2006)
An artist at heart with a long and varied list of interests, Jeff Innocent went on a stand-up comedy course in 1996 – led by alt-comedy legend Tony Allen – and he’s not stopped since then. Jeff has carved out a place in the UK stand-up scene like no other, as well as working as a writer and actor.
In 2006 he brought the show Eco-worrier to the Edinburgh Fringe – environmentalism remains a strong part of his ethos to this day – and it’s interesting to be reminded of how the path looked some 16 years ago.
“ …nnocent’s natural stance is cynicism, which means the ecological subject matter isn’t treated with the deference it might have received in the hands of a soppier, more naïve tree-hugger, but the plain speaking of a brusque East Londoner. His recycling ethos doesn’t extend to jokes, you’ll be pleased to hear, so giving him a fresh take on the subject.”
So we return to the Stand, with Jeff Innocent, and listen to 2006’s Eco-Worrier.
- Find out more from The Stand here. Follow Jeff Innocent on Twitter, and through his website jeffinnocent.com.