It is August which only means one thing – it is Camden Fringe time! Over the next few weeks we are chatting to acts that are performing at the festival and finding all about their show and what they would call this years iconic Camden Fringe Pigeon! Today we speak to Philip Green
Date: 4th August
Price: £7 Concession £5
Location: Aces and Eights
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/90s-boy-blair-the-lovegun-and-me/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
I’m a stand up comedian often found at clubs all over the UK chatting misconceptions of neurodiversity, dysfunctional family issues and my dog’s sex life.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
The nineties was the decade that shaped me, particularly my politics, taste in music and inability to decorate. The show title encapsulates some of that.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s a stand up show with a bit of multimedia. I’m a storyteller comic, observational and a little surreal.
What will your set be about?
The show takes the audience through my life of being neurodivergent, dealing with oddball parents, love/hate relationship with Tony Blair and a complete and absolute obsession with long forgotten terrible 90s pop songs.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I’ve seen an early version of Kathryn Mather’s show and it was great so really looking forward to seeing how it’s developed. Also Tom Mayhew’s shows are funny and fascinating and Paul F Taylor is always great.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
I’ve done it a few times now and it’s an incredibly well run festival with some of the best venues in London. I’ve also always found the audiences great at Camden.
What are your favourite things about London?
The food. Food food food. I think it’s one of the best cities in the world to eat. We also have some of the best comedy clubs.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The food, Camden Lock and the fact that you can always find a bar open somewhere.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
‘As a man in my 30s I was inspired to go travelling after an article I read about adult gap years. If you haven’t heard the term adult gap year before, it used to be called a mid-life crisis.’ It’s funny to me because it’s true!
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Anyone who knows my family, but not my actual family (that would be a nightmare).
The iconic image of the Camden Fringe is the Pigeon – if you could call this years pigeon a name to represent its style what would it be and why?
Brick Top, cos he looks like he’s saying ‘don’t **** with me.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Nineties nostalgia, dogs.