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!
Sezar Alkassab: Telling Stories
Location: Camden Comedy Club
Dates: Aug 14, 15, 21, 22, 23
Price: from £7.50 Concession £6.50
Ticket Link: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2491
Hello! Tell us about Telling Stories?
Telling Stories is a stand-up comedy performance which reflects on modern times, identity politics, and religion, and pop culture.
How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the Camden fringe?
My show is a series of stories so the title is basically what the show is Sezar Alkassab: Telling Stories.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
I have a storytelling comedy style with silly stories, informed observations, and provocative punchlines.
What will your set be about?
Sezar Alkassab’s stand-up comedy show includes stories about attending Catholic school whilst growing in a Muslim household and how bible stories shaped his views and behaviour as an adult. His dating life and how watching true crime documentaries on Netflix helped him improve his relationship with women. Finding out his friend Phil is non-binary and how Phil’s female alter-ego Philomena taught him the differences between men and women. Being Scottish and how living a stereotypically Glaswegian life made him feel unqualified to be considered as a BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic).
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
David Mills, Sam Mitchell, Diane Spencer, Sean McLoughlin.
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
Yes, some of my favourite shows were Joe Jacobs, Sara Barron, and Cally Beaton.
What have been some of the most unique and different shows you have seen this year and why?
Darius Davies, the combination of stand-up comedy with a visual presentation, and Joe Jacobs, who combines comedy and rap.
what advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Just sign up and perform, the ability to have a stage for up to an hour is invaluable. It makes you value the audience’s time and overall it makes you a better performer.
What is the best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?
Location, to be in London, it allows you to go and enjoy your own leisure outside of the shows.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
It’s a busy area so it’s usually a crowd willing to watch your show, it’s an easy commute to get to and from, and it’s lots of things to do when you’re there.
Favourite one-liner you have done in a show and why?
I honestly don’t have any one-liners I can think of.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Dave Chappelle, probably the best living comedian. If he was to watch and enjoy my show, with his high-standards of comedy, then it would be my proudest moment for sure.
The iconic image of the Camden Fringe is the Pigeon – if you could call this year’s pigeon a name to represent its style what would it be and why?
Queeny McFringe, it’s a fun name, it’s a theatrical name, it’s an over the top name, it’s a work in progress name, it’s everything the Camden Fringe represents.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
@sezaralkassab on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Funny, silly stories