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!
Love & Tigers
Location: Hen and Chickens
Dates: Aug 15-17
Price: £8 concessions £6
Ticket Link: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2456
Hello Louis! Tell us about your show?
Hi! My show, Love & Tigers, is a one man show about love, loss and Jungles. It’s not stand-up but I guess it is technically one person standing up and being funny, not always intentionally though. It’s a simple story about a young man taking his little sister to school and reminiscing about their life up to that point: her birth, their mum, his troubles with girls at school. It’s a small story about a family, so in a time when everything is dominated by larger than life politicians and world breaking events, I think it provides something more personal.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
it’s a line in the show. I think it pretty much sums up two of the most meaningful themes.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s basically a dude on stage telling a story and getting really into it. He feels the story as it happens. It’s engaging.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I’m really keen to see any stand up as long as it’s live. I never get to see live stand up comedy, but it’s something I consume almost every day on a screen, so that’s a priority.
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
I haven’t no. Having graduated drama school I decided now was the time. Being born and bred in Hackney I’ve been to the fringe many times. Three Worlds is a group I often recommend. They’re a dramatic improv group and they always leave me wondering how they can produce so much coherent material, on the spot, as an ensemble. So definitely check them out.
What have been some of the most unique and different shows you have seen this year and why?
I saw Emilia at the Vaudeville which I think was hugely effective, and effecting. Also, Sitting at the Arcola was simply staged but fantastically acted. Both different from your regular fare and both great.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Get your stuff sorted asap. Don’t put it off. To quote Shia Lebouf, “Do it!”
What is the best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?
It already feels like a community. It feels like a secret gang I’ve been let into. It’s also fantastically accessible by public transport.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The Market. The nightlife. Oddballs Juggling Shop.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
“Father!” (You kind of had to be there though, it made sense at the time).
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Someone who invests their attention immediately. Those people are always the best. They’re often the laugh leaders, the people who gasp and applaud at all the right times. They help more introverted audience members feel able to get involved.
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?
Lady Feedly Von Craponyourhead, because it’s clearly perfect.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
@louis_p_hill is where I’ll be tweeting about the show with ever increasing frequency.
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
I mention tigers.