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!
Sam Nicoresti: Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture
Location: PBH’s Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth – Cinema Room (Venue 156)
Dates: Aug 6th-28th
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
Hello, my name is Sam D. Nicoresti and I’m 3”4 from nape to hip.
What’s the name of your show this year?
Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture, but I’d like to get ‘Wokeflake’ going.
How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the fringe?
I believe angels are the conduits between our minds and a higher physical realm of ideas and that if we listen closely we can hear them whispering show titles 24 hours a day.
Tell us all about your show!
The show is nominally about the culture wars but I’ve spent a disproportionate number of hours trying to make a frog horror and a 3D penis make narrative sense.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
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.
It’s a summer festival of art, fun and friends; it’s also an expensive industry showcase ruled over by millionaires. It’s hard to get funding for comedy so the system predicates on sucking up the private capital of individuals for the chance at being one of the few break-out successes mostly preordained by large agencies. The result is a culture of competition and artists with little incentive to risk. We should be using our resources to establish lateral networks and platforms that promote collaboration, cross-pollination and greater diversity of talent; rather than propping up the bottle-neck. Also eat fruit and don’t drink every night.
What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
In 2018 I met an Aussie jester called Jolly Goodfellow. He’d just flown over from somewhere in eastern Europe where he’d blown his mind out performing on a unicycle for 72 hours straight, and was now “living like a spider clinging to the edge of existence”. His show was wild.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
Croob splip ffyg im obloom ruppy tarp tarr? Ka-lang!! (from I Hit My Head Real Hard and Forgot All the Words, 2017 – The Honked Dog, Cowgate).
What three items are essential for a successful Fringe?
Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (whisky).
What have been some of the most unique and different comedy shows you have seen this year and why?
Siân Docksey’s We Live Inside a Human Dream. Siân has been living in a Belgian basement for two years working away like a mad Frankenstein on how to combine the twin pillars of comedy and pole-dancing into a surrealist stand-up show about octopuses, and by god she’s done it.
What is the best way to enjoy yourself at the fringe?
Buy a kite. A kite is a great way to stand out from the crowd and a fun invitation to conversation with other performers!
Best thing about performing at the fringe?
The most challenging thing about performing at the fringe?
What’s the secret to successful flyering?
A hidden knife concealed within the jerkin.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
God. Let him come. Let him see what his creation has wrought in his absence.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
@samnicoresti but I might delete it all soon because it’s distracting.
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Okay, so th