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 Camden 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!
Matt Green: Best Efforts
Location: Camden Comedy Club
Dates: Jul 30th – 31st, Aug 1-3
Price: from £7.50 Concession £6.50
Ticket Link: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2407
Hello Matt! Tell us about yourself?
Hello! I’m a comedian, actor, writer and all round human being just trying to be a good person.
How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the Camden Fringe?
It’s called Best Efforts, because it’s about ways we could make the world a better place and my normally unsuccessful attempts to get any of them done.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s an hour of stand up. Jokes and stories from my life and what’s going on in the world, told into a microphone through my face.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
Nathan Cassidy’s show looks really interesting this year. I’m also hoping to see some improv – it’s something I’ve dipped my toe into doing this year and would love to do more.
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
This is my fourth show at the Camden Fringe. The last two years in particular were really fun – big audiences and really enjoyable shows, so I hope to be able to repeat that this year!
What have been some of the most unique and different shows you have seen this year and why?
This year I’ve been watching a lot more West End stuff than I have in the past, and have seen some incredible shows. Company, Come From Away, Death of A Salesman and Rosmersholm were all brilliant.
How long does it take you to write an entire show?
As stand ups we tend to try to write a new hour every year, so as soon as one hour is finished we move on to the next one. In terms of focused work, it probably takes 3 or 4 months to write a new show, but all the time before it is also vital for gathering material.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Just do it! It’s a great little festival and if you live in London it makes it so much more affordable than performing in Edinburgh.
What is the best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?
Being able to go back to your own bed at the end of the day!
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The people, the market and the Clean Camden app where you can report fly tipping or litter (I use it a lot because I am cool)
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
“I’m a member of a gym in the same way North Korea is a member of the UN. I’m rarely there, and whenever I do turn up, I make a mockery of the point of the place.”
I wrote this joke a few years ago and it’s always nice to be able to a joke that is personal and a bit satirical at the same time. I’m not sure I could do it now that Trump is cosying up to Kim Jong Un…
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Me – then I’d definitely get all my jokes.
The iconic image of the Camden Fringe is the Pigeon – if you could call this years pigeon a name to represent its style what would it be and why?
Annunziata – because she looks like she was born a century and a half ago, like the sister of Rees Mogg.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
@mattgreencomedy on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Laughter is healing
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