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 Paul F Taylor about Head in The Cloud.
Date: 25th,26th / 27th, 28th August
Time: 8:00pm / 6:30pm
Location: Camden Comedy Club
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/pauly-f-taylor-head-in-the-cloud/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
I’m a comedian and a Londoner, I have curly hair and you’re most likely to see me with your eyes.
How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the Camden fringe?
I read in the Collins dictionary that if you say that someone has their head in the clouds, you are criticizing them because they are ignoring or are unaware of the problems associated with a situation… or something like that? I dunno I wasn’t really paying attention hugely when I read it. But I did think it would make a nice name for a show about a highly distracted man, aka me.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
I would best describe it as leftfield observational comedy framed by an absurd premise, but audiences have described it as “funny stuff”. Theirs is punchier.
What will your set be about?
I will probably start with current affairs or with some audience interaction then it’ll go off the rails we’ll all end up in an extended flight of fancy, where logic is twisted and anything is possible. Then we’ll come back down to earth and realise the show is about a distracted man battling with his hyperactive brain, trying to stay in the present moment.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
Robin Morgan, Stefano Paolini, Jason Patterson, all great comics.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Enjoy it. It’s fun. Try a smile on.
What are your favourite things about London?
The history, the culture, when you get lucky with the traffic lights and get a run of green lights.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
Vintage, Canals, being asked if I want to buy weed.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
I don’t like Lightbulbs because they look like the ghosts of dead pears. The mix of confusion and delight amongst audiences is always pleasing.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Probably a hyena. They’ll laugh at anything.
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?
He looks small, I shall call him smidgen
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?
It’ll be funny