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 Nick Everritt
Date: 27th & 28th August
Time: 9.30pm / 7:30pm
Location: Etcetera Theatre
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/nick-everritt-quiet/
Hello! Tell us about yourself Nick?
Hello, I’m Nick, and if I was asked to describe myself I’d say I’m taciturn.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
The show is called Nick Everritt: Quiet. I chose this name because a) my name is Nick Everritt, and b) I’m quiet.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
I’m a deadpan act with a ‘shy and creepy’ stage persona. The show features a combination of meta anti-comedy, character comedy, improvisation, and good old-fashioned ‘jokes’. My aim is to satirise the tropes and conventions of stand-up comedy to prove how clever and alternative I am, while at the same time using those same tropes to get laughs.
What will your set be about?
The show features a series of ice-breaking gags relating to my physical appearance, material pertaining to being a socially awkward 30-something man, amusing anecdotes about my dating tribulations, an extensive ‘Tinder bit’ and an emotionally resonant finale that bears little relation to the 40 minutes of comedy which precedes it.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I look forward to seeing whichever acts are in my audience. The premise of my show is too niche for so-called ‘actual people’ or ‘genuine punters’ so I usually end up performing to a handful of open-mic level comedians.
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
I’ve not done Camden Fringe before, as I’ve only recently been priced out of doing full runs at the Edinburgh Fringe.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
As the old saying goes, you can’t perform at Camden Fringe if you don’t apply to perform at Camden Fringe. So my advice to those who wish to perform at Camden Fringe would be to apply to do so.
What is the best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?
What I like best about performing at Camden Fringe is that Camden is in London, which is the place that I live.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
1) Camden is in London, which is the place that I live.
2) What I particularly like is that the London Borough of Camden (/ˈkæmdən/) is a London borough in Inner London. Camden Town Hall, on Euston Road, lies 1.4 mi (2.3 km) north of Charing Cross. The borough was established on 1 April 1965 from the area of the former boroughs of Hampstead, Holborn, and St Pancras — which together, prior to that date, had comprised part of the historical County of London.
3) Nice canal.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
I have this one joke where I ask someone in the audience to take my wife. The humour arises from the ambiguity around the word ‘take’, as it’s unclear whether I’m asking this man (and it is always a man) to consider my wife as an example of the phenomenon I’m describing, or to literally take my wife into his possession.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Pyrrhus of Epirus. I like to think every time a joke lands he’d mutter “A victory…But at what cost?”.
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?
This year’s pigeon is dressed as a rather dapper magician so I’d pick a pun along those lines. Coodini?
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
Facebook (@NickEverrittComedy), Instagram (nickeverritt) and Twitter (@NickEverritt).
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
IT IS GOOD