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 Micah Hall and Fitzgerald Honger
Date: 4th & 5th August
Time: 9:30pm / 8pm
Location: Aces and Eights
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
I think Mellow Madness is the perfect combination of our personalities. Me and Fitzgerald have very calm exteriors but underneath there’s a bunch of craziness going on. I think a lot of people can relate, especially if you travel on the tube, you have to remain very calm while someone has their armpit in your face.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s going to be surprising, we can be quite low energy and then burst into life at any moment.
What will your set be about?
Fitzgerald – My set will be dealing with me being a shy person and how I’ve navigated that throughout my life. It will also feature my observations on life and the weird way I put things together.
Micah – My set will consist of my thoughts and silly takes of everyday life, I’ll also talk about what it was like for me being born and raised in London
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
Kathryn Mather, I remember seeing her start out on the circuit and from the beginning, she’s always made me laugh.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Just do it, put the work in and prepare. It’s a great feeling being able to showcase a body of work.
What are your favourite things about London?
Fitzgerald – The beauty of the city, I know that’s slightly cliche. You’re able to see so many different types of things and no two days have to be the same. What London is underrated for is the amount of quiet places you can find, I won’t share them can’t give away the secrets.
Micah- I love the people, Londoners are some of the best when it comes to brutal honesty, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
Fitzgerald – I used to work in Camden at MTV and it was so busy and alive. It has a different type of energy to other parts of London and with a strong rock and punk scene it has it’s own style too.
Micah – I would say my three favourite things about Camden in no order has to be the vibrant and colourful atmosphere of the community. The other two things I like about Camden has got to be London Zoo, and Primrose Hill (nice hangout spot)
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
Fitz- “I admire cat callers, they don’t let negative feedback stop them from trying to find true love.” It’s the silliness of the line, we all know what they want but I imagine there is one guy out there who is just looking for his soul mate.
Micah – “I come from a mean family, my nephew said I look like John Boyega if he gave up, so I told him he’s adopted” Yeah it’s mean, but I like it.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Fitz – Wrestlers from the late 90s early 2000s or Batman I would want to see if I could make him laugh.
Micah – Probably, Dr Umar Johnson, he definitely ain’t gonna laugh but he may give me a free lecture afterwards #bargin
The iconic image of the Camden Fringe is the Pigeon – if you could call this year’s pigeon a name to represent its style what would it be and why?
Reginald because it’s a classy name and this year’s pigeon has a bowtie.