Funny At The Fringe – INTERVIEW – Auto-Correbt: Sight Unseen

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


Auto-Correbt: Sight Unseen

Location: Greenside @ Infirmary Street – Olive Studio (Venue 236)

Dates: Aug 19-24

Time: 12:45

Price: £9, Concession £6

Ticket Link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/auto-correbt-sight-unseen?day=19-08-2019


How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the fringe?

The title of the show is a nod to our ambitious goal of reproducing the best bits from every other show at the Fringe “Sight Unseen”, i.e. without having seen any of them!

Tell us all about your show!

Using titles of shows, fingers stabbed at the brochure, or just vague audience recollections, Auto-Correbt will recreate all the best bits of every other single show at the Festival. Rather than stress out about seeing every show in the fringe, people can just come see our show and see EVERY show on the fringe, made up entirely on the spot by people who have seen none of them. A long-form improvised show from Irish powerhouse improvisers “Auto-Correbt” that mixes in a bit of everything, from spoken word and contemporary dance, to documentary theatre and horror. It will be fun.

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

Where to start? There’s so much on. A quick list off the top of our heads: Abandoman, Dreamgun, Collapsible by Margaret Perry, Baby Wants Candy, BalletBoyz, plus whatever’s going. If there’s a clown seance we will be there.

Have you done the fringe before? What are the key pieces of advice you have been given or would give to new groups or people performing at the fringe.

Yes! We love it. Go see shows. Don’t tire yourself out. Or do. Have fun. Go dancing. Spend some time with the brochure if you can and find a few things you want to see, but also leave time to figure our where the buzz is and also just pop into random things. Learn to love flyering.

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

Well ours from the past two years have been pretty great 🙂 In addition though, we’re big fans of improv duo The Bearpack, “Everything Not Saved” by Malaprop, Inua Elams, Austentatious, KATE BERLANT (I love her)

Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?

“The body wants what the body wants.” As with all improv, you had to be there.

What have been some of the most unique and different comedy shows you have seen this year and why?

Kate Berlant was great! I’d never seen improvised standup like that before in my life and it was unbelievable. North Coast improvised hip hop from New York, so much energy and so much fun. John Luke Robert’s show was great. Oh! Katy Schutte’s show “Let’s Summon Demons”, which I saw in Brighton. A really great horror-comedy show that is really funny until it isn’t and then you’re on the edge of your seat. My friend’s review: “I have no idea what that was but I loved it!”

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

Go see shows, but don’t worry so hard about seeing everything or seeing that one super hot thing that’s sold out. Be kind to yourself. Try and go out of your comfort zone if you can and take a chance on something you never thought you’d do. Or just like stay at your student accommodation and make bomb meals.

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

Socks. A little notebook for writing down things. Good shoes for walking up and down hills all day.

What’s the secret to successful flyering?

Be sexy and charismatic and mostly just have my friend Ben do it.

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

Tom Waits. No one would believe us that he came.

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

The fringe program! https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/auto-correbt-sight-unseen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutoCorrebt/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/autocorrebt?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/autocorrebt/

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

We are great!

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