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.
Bella Hull: Babycakes
Location: Pleasance Courtyard – Bunker Two (Venue 33)
Dates: Aug 3rd-14th, 16th-28th
Price: £11.00 Concessions £9.50
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
I’m a 24 year old girl with a passion for jokes and other people’s business. The show is a mixture of the two.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the fringe?
It’s called Babycakes because it’s about childhood and growing up. Also because I’m very cute on stage.
Tell us all about your show!
My show is about growing up, pink iPod Nanos, and the many issues I have with Victorian women. Run of the mill topics really.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I’m really looking forward to seeing Jacob Hawley’s show ‘Bump’ and Andy Field’s show ‘Ideas, Man’.
What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
I’ve loved Jacqueline Novak’s ‘Get on your knees’ and Mike Birbiglia’s ‘The old man and the pool’. I love storytelling shows – it’s a skill I wish I was better at.
What have been some of the most unique and different comedy shows you have seen this year and why?
I’ve loved seeing Alex Mackeith’s show ‘Thanks for Listening’. I love Flo & Joan’s ‘Sweet Release’ too – I love musical comedy and watching how both acts take their own spin on it.
What is the best way to enjoy yourself at the fringe?
See the shows you want, take lots of naps, and don’t read your reviews!
The best thing about performing at the fringe?
You get to see your show, and the shows you love, develop at a really fast pace. And you get to be around other comedians 24/7.
The most challenging thing about performing at the fringe?
You have to be around other comedians 24/7.
What would be your top three items every performer must take to the fringe?
A water bottle, some comfy shoes, and a hip-flask so you can avoid paying £15 for a G&T.
What’s the secret to successful flyering?
Eye contact and no rain!
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Gemma Collins? She’d probably hate it.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
I’m @bellabellahull on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
It’s new, it’s silly, and you can fit it in before dinner.