Hello, what’s your name, and what on earth are you going to be doing in Edinburgh this August?
We’re the producers of The Super Serious Show, a monthly comedic mash-up show from Los Angeles. The swell people at Assembly thought it might be a good idea to bring our brand of comedic variety showcase to the Fringe Fest this August. We thought it was best to just say “yes” and ask questions later. So, here we come. With a new lineup nightly.
Tell us more about your show.
The Super Serious Show is a mash-up comedy show with the headliner hosting a mix of stand-up comedy, comedic shorts, sketch comedy and/or character bits. In Edinburgh, we’ll be keeping the same fun mix of performer styles. We definitely dig mixing solid joke-telling performers with the more random out-there acts. We’ll also be screening at least one comedic short per show.
How are you preparing for your marathon Fringe run?
A few push-ups and long walks on the beach coupled with comfortable shoes. Comfortable shoes and chaffing cream are what win the marathon.
Food and/or drink – what do you take to keep you going through the madness?
Caffeinated milk, brownies and beer. The basics, I guess.
London’s taken some of the hype with the Olympics this year – what do you think is the best way for Edinburgh to grab it back?
There’s no shame in being the cool kids’ after-party after the regular party hits last call.
What would be your biggest piece of advice to any performers coming to Edinburgh for the first time?
Our advice to ourselves is to work with a buddy system. Assuming horror movie rules, if you walk out into the woods on your own, well, let’s just say it doesn’t end well most of the time. Who knows what show you’ll end up at or who you’ll end up talking to at odd hours of the day.
Whoever else are you most excited to see in Edinburgh this year?
Two that jump out are Doctor Brown and Marcel Lucont. We’re suckers for the off-beat kids. Also, looking forward to Rob Beckett and Rachel Parris. We’re excited to have them booked for a few of our shows, as well. We’re also definitely excited for a few of our fellow American comedian friends, like Eddie Pepitone, Rory Scovel and Drennon Davis, to mess with the minds of the Fringe crowds.
What’s been your most memorable festival experience?
This will be our first time at Fringe, but I’m sure our most memorable experiences will happen while holding a beer in one hand and getting lost in watching one of the many great festival performances.
Any favourite Scottish word/phrase?
And what would be your best tip for any punters coming to their first Fringe?
Might as well get a good taste of it all at the nightly Super Serious Show, right?
- The Super Serious Show, Bosco Theatre, Assembly George Square, 8.55pm. Tickets from edfringe.
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