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 talk to Grace Mulvey about A Bit Fat (Work in Progress)
Date:7th / 10th August
Time: 8pm / 9:30pm
Location: Aces and Eights
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/a-bit-fat-work-in-progress/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
I am an Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor. I honed my stand-up skills on the Irish circuit before moving to London. I am the creator of the hit anti-diet comedy podcast Fad Camp. A finalist in the Vodafone Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 and highlighted in Funny Women’s Ones to Watch 2019, I won the inaugural BBC Galton & Simpson Bursary for Comedy Writing 2020.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
The name of my show is A Bit Fat and I came up with that name as I am a bit fat. The thought of the name made me laugh and really the show is about all my embarrassing diet stories. It’s all of my favourite funny stories about my life which up until recently has been about hating my body and dieting.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
My style is anecdotal and observational stand up. I tell stories from my life and in turn use them to compare to what happens in our society at large. I also have a mouth on me – so get ready for some sex stories. I love me a funny sex story.
What will your set be about?
It will be about a woman who has never had any sex education and was brought up a guilt ridden Catholic who is now trying to be body positive and learn how to flirt. What could possibly go wrong?
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
All of the work in progress shows really but particularly Jen Brister’s show!
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Just do it. This is my first show and I have always shied away from doing my own show. But the Camden Fringe is such a welcoming festival and a great place to embrace the fear.
What are your favourite things about London?
I moved to London in March and took to it straight away. There’s always so much to do (if you can afford it!) but my favourite thing about London are the parks. I know that’s boring but the parks here are amazing and most importantly FREE!
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The atmosphere, the pubs and the people.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
My favourite one liner is about Jesus on the cross – how he is actually fit and has abs. He is the original definition of crossfit. I love that joke as I don’t really do one liners – I am a storyteller comic so when I think of a one liner I am just delighted. Also cause it’s true – for some reason through the ages people drew and painted Jesus as an absolute ride with amazing hair. What conditioner did he use?
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
A loud laugher who just loves comedy.
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?
Picasso’s screaming pigeon. This pigeon lives in 2022, no explanation needed.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
I’m on all the socials – Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, Grindr….. just search for Grace Mulvey and you will find me.
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Funny, fat & fabulous!