This Week – Interactive comedy shows

This week we will take a look at all the interactive shows that are playing at the Fringe. They come in all shapes, forms and sizes and will all bring you a different type of show experience.

Adventures in Menstruating with Chella Quint 

About: If you are looking for a show all about periods and if everyone at the Fringe will get synchronised cycles then this is the show for you. Presented by Chella Quint who has been on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, this show will look at all things period and how century old ads can still affect attitudes  now plus many more things.

Where:  Banshee Labyrinth (Venue 156)

Cost: Free

Dates: August 6-9. 10-15. 17-22, 24-28

Time: 18:40

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz 

About: If you are looking for a highly interactive experience at the Fringe then this is the show for you. It is part stand up and also part actual pub quiz. It will help you to expand you trivia and compete against other teams. It has received positive reviews in the past and set to do the same this year too.

Where: The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6 (Venue 319)

Cost: Preview – £8, Full Price-  £9, concessions £8

Dates: August 4-14th

Time: 12:00

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate 

About: A show where comedians on a revolving line up come together to discuss and have arguments and disagreements about who is the greatest superhero. There will be a number of different heats with the semi Finals and Grand Finals happening later in the run of the show.

Where: Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters (Venue 272)

Cost: Free

Dates: August 6-9, 11-16, 18-21, 25-27

Time: 16:00

Battle of the Supervillains: The Great Supervillains Debate 

About: If you are interested in the show above you may be interested in this as well as its practically the same however all about the super villain.

Where: Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters (Venue 272)

Cost: Free

Dates: August 22-23

Time: 16:00

Cassie Atkinson – Supernumerary Rainbow 

About: Join comedian Cassie Atkinson who has appeared on ITV and E4 as she goes through the  colorful rainbow of her mind. A show of fun and quirky character comedy.

Where: Sabor (Venue 261)

Cost: Free

Dates: August 6-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-27

Time: 1330

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted 

About: An hours show that is filled with a mix of interactive games, one liners and some longer stand up bits too. There is something for everyone and has been described as the fact that if Tim Burton did a stand-up game show it could look something like this.

Where: Just the Tonic at  The Caves (Venue 88)

Cost: 4/5 August – Free, Rest of the show – £5

Dates: August 4-14, 16-28

Time: 15:40

Foxdog Studios

About: Join Foxdog studios as they welcome you to a night of surreal computer consultants that push interactive technology to the limit. They will introduce you to their latest inventions such as using a smartphone to draw your avatar, play games and become part of a band.

Where: Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey (Venue 293)

Cost: Free

Dates: August 4 -28th

Time: 23:15

Fright Bus Service 

About: If you want to be rattled out of your bones not just by comedy but also by scaring yourself silly then this is the bus route you have to take at the fringe. It will guide you through all the dark and haunted history of one of Europes most haunted cities showing you sites of murders, tortures and executions.

Where: Necrobus (Venue 115)

Cost: Full price – £9, Concession – £7

Dates: August 3-28th

Time: Times vary

Marcel Lucont’s Whine List 

About: Winner of the 2015 Chortle award and also the 2013 winner for Best Comedy for Fringe World. This new show is all about interactivity. It’s sort if like a self help group but funnily enough everyone leaves feeling more depressed then when they walked in.

Where: Pleasance Dome (Venue 23)

Cost: Full price – £12, Concession – £11

Dates: August 3-14,16,28

Time: 21:30

Middle Age Came Quick! 

About: Join Gary lynch as he talks about all things about getting older and when age catches you up. Its all about the feelings of what happens when time flies and you don’t know where its all gone.

Where: Laughing Horse @ The White Horse (venue 296)

Cost: Free

Dates: August 4-28th

Time: 13:15

Short & Curly: A Curly night in

About: The description on Fringe describes it as :

Join highbrow sketch group member Curly for a relaxing night in with his classic highbrow films. Hopefully he’ll avoid any disruption from that anarchic and ridiculous Short character who will surely lower the tone. Expect high energy, shambolic sketches in which they both play multiple characters and utilise a ludicrous quantity of sometimes cumbersome props.

Where: Gilded Balloon at the Counting House

Cost: £5

Dates: August

Time: 13:15

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