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 Jeroen Bloemhoff about Confidently Insecure
Date: 22nd, 23rd & 24th August
Price: £8 Concession £6
Location: Canal Cafe Theatre
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/confidently-insecure/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
My name is Jeroen Bloemhoff, I’m a Dutch comedian who recently moved to London. I’ve been performing comedy for a while now and am looking forward to taking on the Camden Fringe (and by extent, the London scene)
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
My show is all about my own insecurity, and how I mask it with a bravado of confidence. That’s where it all started, at least, and how I ended up with “Confidently Insecure”. I also have to admit that I think it sounds quite catchy.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s a very personal show where I hope to get introspective and vulnerable about my insecurities. I do this with observations that often take an absurd and unexpected turn.
What will your set be about?
I’ll cover a wide range of stories through my life that all lead back to the theme of confidence & insecurity.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
There’s a brilliant character act called Neuroses putting on a show, called Phantom of the Open Mic. I can’t wait to see what his full show looks like.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Just go for it! If you have an idea for a solo show then work out a simple description, get some input from people on promoting and throw together a poster. You will always gain a lot from doing these long shows so take the plunge.
What are your favourite things about London?
I love the variety! There’s so many different people from different backgrounds who all melt together. And there are a lot of different things to do, so you’ll never get bored.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
It has a very cool vibe that seems to have stayed authentic somehow. And like London, it has a lot on offer, mainly in the food & music department.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
In this show I have a one-liner that I really like: “My mum said that the only girls who’d want to date me were blind girls, cause at least they could read my face in braille”.
I love it because it start quite viscerally and mean, and often gets an “awww” from the audience, but then the twist at the end turns it around.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
My ultimate dream audience member is someone who really understands comedy, but is there just to have a good time. That’s all you want as a comedian, really: someone who’s ready to laugh.
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?
Cooper, to represent the relief we’re all feeling after being cooped up during the pandemic for so long.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
They can follow me on Instagram & TikTok, both on the username “BloemhoffComedy”
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
It’s hilarious. Hopefully.