Funny At The Fringe – INTERVIEW – Neighbourhood Watch, Bendy House

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 looking at some of the great shows that you can see at the Edinburgh Fringe. So take note because we are going to give you all the information you need for just a handful of some of the great shows happening this year! We have also been able to interview some of the acts that are heading up to the Fringe as well.

Ed Fringe 2019


Neighbourhood Watch

Location:  Sweet Novotel – Novotel 2 (Venue 188 )

Dates: Aug 12-25

Time: 11:40

Price: £8 concession £6

Ticket Link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/neighbourhood-watch


Hello Danny and Chris! Tell us about your Show!

We’ve all walked through a street and wondered what was happening in each of the houses, what Chris and I realised is that we are drawn to the slice of life that comes between people, in the domestic. That’s not to say we can’t bring in the heightened characters. At this show there’s a sense of looking through the net curtains, a face behind a twitching curtain and it made us think of Neighbourhood Watch.

 

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

I have to say that Chris and I are really excited about the diversity of improv at the Fringe, and I’m particularly excited about seeing another improv duo Bear Pack, which we saw last year and loved. I’m also keen to see Louise Orwin, and her fantastic work on sexual identity, as well as the free fringe comedy slots, at the back of the pub, off the beaten track. I just love cabaret slots that you can’t really imagine anywhere else but at the Edinburgh Fringe.

What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

Recently we took Bendy House to the International Improv Festival in Copenhagen and it was a brilliant few days. Not only did we enjoy a lively audience with our new show, but also we saw some fantastic improv from Iceland and Holland. These shows were so wild in their approach that anything goes, there was an improv troupe from Poland who were breaking all the rules, and making it work so well, and it was in their second language, it was fantastic.

 

What is the best way to enjoy yourself at the fringe?

The things that bring me back to the Edinburgh Fringe every year are these:

+ The amazing diversity of people and artistic acts – it’s brilliant to be immersed in a creative bubble.

+ The chance to perform, it’s so intoxicating. It’s so difficult to get stage time elsewhere but at the Fringe, people will take a punt on something they’ve never heard of.

+ And finally, I love the park, the park cafe, and I love it best when it rains and I get it all to myself!

 

 

What is the best way to enjoy yourself at the fringe?

Take it easy, have a couple of things pencilled in, but then keep a lot of time to just discover.

 

What would be your top three items every performer must take to the fringe?

A lightweight rain jacket, a bucket of positive humour and a pair of comfy walking shoes/trainers.

 

what’s the secret to successful flyering?

Successful flyering is when you engage people and they actually chat to you, even get eye contact – but most of all it’s when you are able to hand out biscuits – I like chocolate digestive thanks.

 

 

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

Someone like our Cambridge improviser friend – a really cheerful, positive being that sends out love and good cheer from the front seat. But if not him, then Dawn French, she’s my hero, well her and Julia Walters, Brenda Blethyn, the entire cast of Only Fools and Horses, anyone from the Harry Potter books, I mean the films of course, I mean Harry isn’t real, right?

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

You can find out about us at :

FB Bendy House

Twitter BendyHouse

Or just come and say hello.

 

And finally three words to why people  should come and see your show?

Funny, Surreal, biscuits

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