Funny At The Fringe – INTERVIEW – CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

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

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

Location:  Underbelly, Bristo Square – Ermintrude (Venue 302 )

Dates: Aug 3-25

Time: 14:00

Price: £9.50, concessions £8.50


Ticket Link:


Hello guys! How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the fringe?

We’re an improvised murder mystery comedy so we loved the pun title with CSI!


Tell us all about your show!

We are an improvised murder mystery comedy play where – ‘no one knows who the killer is: not even the cast!’ Each show is completely different and we have lots of chances for the audience to have their say and make it their show. We see the suspects in the wake of the murder of a fictional victim chosen by the audience, and after a grilling in a line up, the audience vote on who dunnit.



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

It’s always a great opportunity to support our fellow improvisers at the Fringe, shows like ‘Bumper Blyton’ and ‘Austentatious’ are also on at Underbelly. We are lucky to be coached by Justin Brett of ‘Showstopper!’ so we’ll look forward to going to support him too. Alexandria of CSI is doing a stand up show called ‘Freshly Squeezed Comedy’ at City Cafe, so I’m excited for a fry up and a laugh watching that!



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.

This is our 4th year at the Fringe. We very much subscribe to a work hard play hard vibe with CSI. Try and eat other colours than beige, try and drink liquid that isn’t booze or coffee, watch as much as possible and enjoy our shows, we want each one to be the best it can be.



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

The best ones are always when the audience get really involved, the exciting thing about our show is we never know what will happen and there can be moments of real magic shared only by us and the people in the audience that one show. We recently did a show where someone threw a tiny dolls hand onto the stage mid-scene…that’s never happened before…it was odd…we loved it



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

See as much as possible and mix it up, don’t just see comedy. There’s so much out there, see something weird, something you’ve never seen before, it’s guaranteed to be an experience! Obviously the best way to enjoy yourself at the Fringe is to see CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation at the Underbelly at 14.00 every day of the festival!



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

Backpack, raincoat, your ticket for CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation



 What’s the secret to successful flyering?

Chat to the people who are keen to chat about the show, respect the space of those who want to collect flyers, then quietly look on their own. It’s overwhelming as an audience member so we try and make their decision to come and see us as easy as possible!



Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

Someone who really gets involved, we like to create a safe fun atmosphere in our show. We get so excited when the audience shout out or try and catch us out, we’re creating the show together so we love it!



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

We’re on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @crimesceneimpro and our website is Enjoy!!



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

Hilarious. Unique. Yours.






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