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!
Eryn Tett: Fantastic
Location: The Albany
Dates: 31st Jul, Aug 7th
Ticket Link: https://camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2462
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
Hello! I’m a comedian born and raised in Singapore now based in London. I make silly videos for the internet and do stand up. After doing a few compilation and double header shows at fringes around the world, ‘Fantastic’ is my first solo show made up of all my favourite jokes.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
I basically just named my show after a word I use a lot. I love ‘Fantastic’ because it has so much promise for enthusiasm and energy but is almost never used sincerely. It’s my go to after I ask the audience a question and am met with complete silence.
“Any mums in the house?”
“Fantastic, this is for you”
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s *slick, *charismatic and full of *stories about myself
*off beat, *pretty uncomfortable, *you will not get to know me at all
What will your set be about?
It’s just a compilation of all my favourite jokes, best animal remakes of classic films and an attempt to recruit people to join my cult
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I’m going to go see Phil Linsey in ‘Here comes John Handshakes”, Sam Rix in Jim Clapp: Magnum Opus and Barra MacConmara and Mike Dusting “Mehpocalypse”
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
I’ve never done the Camden Fringe before so I thought I’d give it a go! Looking forward to seeing all the other shows
What have been some of the most unique and different shows you have seen this year and why?
Now would be a good time to give a shout out to my friend who’s doing her show “Intolerable Side Effects” At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. It’s one-female-rabbit-clown show about contraception. Does that work for unique and different?
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
I might have to hold off on that for now. I’m sure I’ve made a few mistakes, but I’ll be able to dish out the advice once I figure out what those are!
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The markets. I found a £5 denim jacket years ago and it’s still my number one
The disorienting mix of wide eyed teenage tourists and die hard 50 year old punks
The ever pungent smell of weed
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
Lot’s of my jokes are quite short, but some are a bit too visual to type out. So my favourite would probably be “I think it’s important to talk about the birds and the bees. Because they should not be fucking”
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
My dream audience member is just any bartender. I don’t know why, but even/especially if an entire audience hates what I’m doing, the bartender is always fully on my side.
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?
Maybe Barbara. It’s a name that fits any brand
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
You can find me at @eryntettcomedy on fb/insta/twitter. I also run a mock interview series followed by a living room live show called “Unpaid but Great Exposure in conjunction with Exposed and Unpaid” Our second series is all out now as of yesterday! You can see those videos and follow us on @ubgecomedy (fb/insta/twitter) and If you’re free this Friday come to the live show!
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
It’s an experience