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!
The Halls of Ridiculous Comedy Panel Show
Location: Canal Cafe Theatre
Dates: Aug 10-11
Price: £10 concession £8
Ticket Link: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2633
Hello! Tell us about Halls of Ridiculous ?
The Halls of Ridiculous is the comedy panel show NO ONE is talking about … but they should be! Two teams of top comedians compete against each other in a series of very ridiculous quiz rounds to win a very ridiculous prize.
Hosted by Phil Smith (Storage Hunters UK, Boro Fan TV) & Chris Lumb (Russell Howard’s Good News, Britain’s Got Talent) expect wacky characters, silly animations, homemade video’s, musical parody, and the silliest quiz questions you’ve ever heard!
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
Influenced by great comedy shows such as The League of Gentleman, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, The Fast Show …. we thought it was an appropriate title. When we first started the show, we didn’t have a proper name so we asked a few audience members what they though of it and the word ridiculous was mentioned everytime (in a positive way I may add).
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
Its alternative comedy hidden within the Trojan horse of a panel show. Lots of quick, ridiculous quiz rounds with a load of audience and panel interaction.
What will your set be about?
It is brimming with video clip rounds, parody music, manic guest characters, rubbish animation, puppetry, and audience participation.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
The Discount Comedy Checkout on Sunday Aug 11th, 5pm, also at The Canal Cafe Theatre (Pssst…. We are in the show too)
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
This is our first time doing the Camden Fringe and we are terribly excited. If it goes well we will be looking to do an extended run next year.
What have been some of the most unique and different shows you have seen this year and why?
Not part of the Camden Fringe but heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe is Troy Hawke with ‘Tiles of the Unexpected’. An absolute masterclass in comedy and a very clever, funny, well produced show! We are sure it will be touring down south following Edinburgh so keep an eye out for it.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Get your venue and show sorted early. We were very lucky that we got the Canal Cafe Theatre, its a cracking venue.
What is the best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?
Its nice to do something that isn’t the Edinburgh Fringe. London is amazing and we cant wait to be part of the hustle and bustle.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The Culture, The People, The Beer Gardens
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
One of the quickfire panel questions we have used is “What is the definition of a Will? ….. (pressing for an answer) you must know? …. (sarcastically) come on, its a dead give away”
Dreadful joke and we love the groan when it sinks in.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Either Steve Coogan or Vic Reeves ….. just being able to make one of them laugh, snigger, or even smile, would be an amazing achievement
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?
She looks very aristocratic so we would probably name her Lady Penelope Pouter (pouter being a type of Pigeon)
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
Facebook The Halls of Ridiculous
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
UNIQUE MADCAP FUN