A comedian bringing his brand new hour of stand-up to the Edinburgh Fringe this year wants to talk to attendees about his new pet cat, Carpet.

The new show by Daniel Cook, from Watford, is loosely based on true events in which Carpet finds Dan, from Watford, confined to his flat with no other company but his adored cat, appropriately named… Carpet.

Struck down with Labrynthitis and verging on delirium, Dan reminisces on the feelings of hopelessness, anxiety and what it’s like having a famous postman. This is a show about memories, death and the madness that ensues when you are left alone with nothing but your own thoughts.

Dan started in comedy in sketch group Delete the Banjax but after four successful Edinburgh shows and winning the Three Weeks Editor’s Award in 2010 they decided to part ways. Dan’s solo stand-up then began and he reached the semi-final of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and 2015. Both his debut solo show, He’s simple, he’s dumb, he’s Daniel Cook, and his 2017 follow up, Daniel Cook: For money, transferred from Edinburgh to The Soho Theatre in London.

Appearing on the big and small screen as John Treneglos in series one of BBC Ones Poldark, Colin Skittles in Channel 4’s Toast of London, Absolutely Fabulous the Movie, alongside Matthew Horne and Kelsey Grammer in the film Breaking the Bank, and so many adverts, too many, all of them more embarrassing than the last! Also seen heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2.

Daniel Cook photographed by James Deacon