Funny At The Fringe – INTERVIEW – Sikisa: Life of the Party

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!

Sikisa: Life of the Party

Location:  Pleasance Courtyard – Pleasance Below (Venue 33 )

Dates: Aug 3rd-16th, 18th-28th

Time: 20:25

Price: £11 / Concessions £10

Ticket Link:

Hello! Tell us about yourself?  

Hey there, I am Sikisa and I’m a stand up comedian, writer, producer and lawyer alongside  many other things as well but I give too much away. I’m a Barbadian Citizen homegrown in  South London. Let’s just say I have a lot of energy. 

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

The show is all about celebrating and partying and I am the best host if I do say so myself  because I am always the life of the party. 

Tell us all about your show! 

My show is all about celebrating and trying to live your best life especially after the difficult  times we’ve had but also about the interactions I have with people at one particular house  party. The show reveals how even though I think I’m the life of the party, through these  conversations I realise how the world really sees me as a black woman. The show is fun,  energetic and full of surprises. 

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

Helen Bauer, Sophie Duker, Fern Brady, Ania Magliano, Chloe Petts, Suchandrika Chakrabarti,  Alison Splittle, Micky Overman, Lily Phillps, Sian Davies, Vix Leyton, Esther Manito, Sarah  Mills… I could be here all day 

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. 

Have a couple of years’ experience performing and go and experience the Fringe before you do  your show. This will not be my first year at the Fringe but it will be my debut. But I went up to  watch shows and even perform because I wanted to understand the function of the Fringe and  to scout venues and see how I as a performer can best fit into the Fringe. The Fringe will need  stamina so people have to be prepared.  

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

I love performing loads of the clubs on the circuit like Angel Comedy, Top Secret, Frog & Bucket  in Manchester, Komedia in Brighton because the audience are just always up for having a good  time. The atmosphere of a club gig is always the best.  

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

My last boyfriend was white, he probably still is – I just think that is hilarious and sums up my  cheekiest on stage

What three items are essential for a successful Fringe?  

Passes to the exclusive bars, water bottle and a racksack 

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

Just surrounder yourself around good people who have a good vibe and not eat too much junk  food. 

The best thing about performing at the fringe? 

Being able to perform to different people everyday as well as being able to see my comic  friends. It’s like a comedy boot camp 

The most challenging thing about performing at the fringe? 

Performing everyday because I will get tired and also sick of the sound of my own voice and  jokes 

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

Raincoat (it always rain), a party outfit and a notebook 

What’s the secret to successful flyering?  

Smiling and having a witty quick line that would get people engaged with you and want to take  your flyer 

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member? 

Cardi B – I love her so much and would love for her to see my show 

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

You can follow me on Instagram @twix_choc87 or on twitter @sikisacomedy 

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


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