CB: What is your show about?
TL: The show is about me struggling to come to terms with being a millennial. That makes it sound very cynical, it’s not. My generation get criticised a lot in the media and I wanted to talk about that.
CB: Why did you write this show?
TL: I love having new material. I’m quite a hyperactive person and I get bored very quickly with things so having new material and new things to say on stage keeps me sane. I also really think that this show is much better than last year. It’s weird how, at the time, you think something is good and then you look back on it 12 months later and see it differently. I’m very excited about this year.
CB: What comedians and comedy writers have impacted the way you write your material?
TL: Loads. I’ve been working a lot recently with Kevin Bridges and I’m constantly impressed by him. There’s also so many writers behind the scenes who you might not have heard of that I think are amazing. Aiden Spackman is a top writer, as is Adam Kay. Sometimes you can have a brilliant idea for a routine but you need someone who can put it into a structure that an audience will understand for it to work.
CB: What is your advice for new comedians and writers who want to write their first show?
TL: Just do it. It’s not groundbreaking advice but there’s no point sitting around talking about things. You gotta go and do them. My dad used to say to me that there are two types of people – people who do things and people who talk about doing things. So go and do it.
Tom Lucy will perform his show Reluctant Millennial at the Edinburgh Festival