It is festival season and that means that in the next month there is so many great comedy festivals to look forward to! This month we are talking to acts performing at an array of festivals to find out more about their sets and what they have planned for their shows. Today we look at an improv troupe that is from the North East of the UK and is performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year with hopes it will be another successful year! I spoke to Jon to find out all about the groups show this year!

Screen Shot 2018-07-24 at 00.45.30Name Of Show: Spontaneous Wrecks Improvised Comedy

Time: 1pm

Date:  18-25 August

Location:  Ciao Roma (Venue 283 )


 

Hello Jon! Tell us about Spontaneous Wrecks?

We’re an improvised comedy group from Newcastle who just celebrated our fourth birthday, and will soon be embarking on our third Edinburgh Fringe!

 

Tell us a little bit about your style of improv?

We always describe ourselves as being in the style of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ – short stories, scenes and games with plenty of jokes and laughter!

 

What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?

We’ve all booked to see Abandoman, his improvised rhyming skills are amazing. We also love The Pretend Men – their show Police Cops In Space was the best thing we saw last year.

Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

We have! Any show where we are able to fill our venue has given us a huge buzz. We did a kids show last year and on one day, an entire school class arrived to take part which was great fun – they all got involved!

 

If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?

We’re on Facebook at www.facebook.com/spontaneouswrecks and on Twitter @spontaneouswrex .

 

And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?

Free comedy. Free!

 

ED FRINGE QUICK FIRE ROUND

Best thing about performing at the fringe?

Getting to perform every day.

The most challenging thing about performing at the fringe?

FLYERING. Oh gods, the flyering.

What three items are essential for a successful Fringe?
Unwavering positivity, a sense of fun (don’t do it for the money! Or the fame!) and, naturally enough for improv, adaptability.

What’s the secret to successful flyering?
You tell us! No, seriously, tell us.

 

What are the best venue’s at the fringe?
The secret gin garden. There’s no mention of the fringe anywhere within its walls so it’s an escape for an hour or so!