Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022

Funny At The Fringe – INTERVIEW – Alice Spittle, Wet

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 Edinburgh 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!

Alice Spittle, Wet

Location:  Pleasance Courtyard – The Attic (Venue 33)

Dates: Aug 3rd-8th, 10th-28th

Time: 16:45

Price: £13 / Concessions £12

Ticket Link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/alison-spittle-wet

Hello! Tell us about yourself?

Hello, my name is Alison Spittle, I’m a stand-up comedian and human. Doing a fringe show. My USP is I was born in the same hospital as Peter Andre and a filming location used in the omen. 

How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the fringe?

 The show was originally going to be about a crime at a swimming pool. I was considering calling it silent wetness, but it was long and polarising. As the months have gone on, I’ve been focusing on other stuff in the show and just settled on wet, it’s short and polarising and that’s how I like it. 

Tell us all about your show!

 So, oop where do I start? I think essentially most of the show is about fights, my relationship with violence, stuff I feel shame about but most of all it’s funny. all of these stories that I feel slight pangs of adrenaline saying, its fun putting the show together.

What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?

So many, I’ve experienced previews of Alice Fraser, Elf Lyons and Sikisa, I thought they were tiptop. 

Celya Ab, Eleanor Tiernan, Mark Silcox and Sara Barron will be great. 

I’m also looking forward to werewolf, dreamgun filmreads and silly shows. I want to put on a nu metal karaoke night.  Need to pull my finger out and sort that

Have you done the fringe before? What are the key pieces of advice you have been given or would give to new groups or people performing at the fringe.

 Do a big grocery shop the day before the fringe and stay for the firework festival. 

What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

Mat Ewins and Sam Cambells shows have left me fearing that I’m in physical peril, I laughed that long and hard. 

Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?

 I don’t do them because I wouldn’t do them in real life.

What three items are essential for a successful Fringe?

 Hiking shoes, a jacket that is not to hot or flimsy and a battery pack for your phone. 

What have been some of the most unique and different comedy shows you have seen this year and why?

 Elf Lyons new show was pretty good, Harry hill at the moth club and Pierre Novellies piss goblin bit. 

What is the best way to enjoy yourself at the fringe?

Going to a great comedy show or a bad musical. 

Best thing about performing at the fringe?

Doing a show everyday for a month. 

The most challenging thing about performing at the fringe?

 Doing a show everyday for a month.

What would be your top three items every performer must take to the fringe?

 Seasoning, Tupperware and a mental breakdown plan.

What’s the secret to successful flyering?

 Not having the ability to feel hurt ever again.

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

 Someone with the same biases as me.

If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?

 @alisonspittle or my podcast wheel of Misfortune

And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?

 I’m begging you

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