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! We have also been able to interview some of the acts that are heading up to the Fringe as well.
Glenn Moore: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I’m Sixty Moore
Location: Pleasance Courtyard – Cabaret Bar (Venue 33)
Dates: Aug 3rd-28th
Price: £12.50 Concession £11
Ticket Link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/glenn-moore-will-you-still-need-me-will-you-still-feed-me-glenn-i-m-sixty-moore
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
My name is Glenn Moore. I’m a stand-up comedian with a keen can-do attitude and an excellent telephone manner.
How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the fringe?
My previous show titles were Glengarry Glen Glenn, Glenn Glenn Glenn How Do You Like It How Do You Like It, and Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore so there’s been an extra pressure every year to do something stupid with my name.
Tell us all about your show!
I tell more than 300 jokes (but not in a disconnected one-linery way, it’s all part of a coherent story) and I promise it’s not as draining as that sounds.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
There are a ton of debut shows that I can’t wait to see this year, mainly because there’s a backlog going back to 2020 – ones I’ve seen snippets or early previews of that I thought were excellent and am looking forward to fully seeing are Celya AB, Morgan Rees, Bella Hull and Ania Magliano.
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.
This will be my 5th show (2016-19, lengthy spell on the sidelines, 2022) – my main piece of advice would be, at any point in the month, leave Edinburgh. Even if only for a couple of hours – it’s nice to go to places that aren’t full of posters and paraphernalia like for instance Lanzarote or Mercury.
What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
The best shows I saw at the last full Edinburgh Fringe were Jessica Fostekew and Sara Barron and I know their hours this year will be just as great.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
“Time you got an oven, mate” – now, this doesn’t make sense outside of the context of my 2019 show, and it was a callback to a joke I haven’t mentioned here, but let me tell you, that joke worked.
What three items are essential for a successful Fringe?
My previous shows have always had a key item in them. 2018’s was a plate, 2019’s was a calculator, this year’s is an hourglass, so yeah any of those items really should help you out.
What have been some of the most unique and different comedy shows you have seen this year and why?
Jordan Brookes – I saw a preview of his show a few months ago. So consistently funny and original in a way that’s really difficult to articulate. There are no other shows like it.
What is the best way to enjoy yourself at the fringe?
I try to watch as many shows as possible – it’s fun to take your mind off your own show by enjoying other people’s comedy, and also it helps to remind you that you’re just a very small part of a huge month-long operation; it really takes the pressure off. That and lying face down in the Meadows for a few hours every now and then.
The best thing about performing at the fringe?
The gig’s at 4pm! I’m done at 5! That’s so early! I could get the train home to London every day and be home at a normal time! I mean I’m not going to do that because that would be insane! But still!
The most challenging thing about performing at the fringe?
For comedians it’s your A-levels but everyone in the country can read your results.
What’s the secret to successful flyering?
Cowgate > Royal Mile. It’s incredibly busy and people there aren’t being bombarded with flyers. Same with the entrances to the Meadows. THEN, an hour before your show, flyer outside your own venue, so if people are up for seeing a show they can just walk straight in.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Andy McNab. Great to have a proper celeb in the crowd, but nobody knows what he looks like so it wouldn’t be a distraction.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
I’m on Twitter @TheNewsAGlenn , Instagram at @GlennRogerMoore and e-mail at email@example.com
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Family needs feeding