Who? Francis Boulle
What? Francis Boulle And Friends
Where? Pleasance Dome – AceDome (Venue 23)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Very excited for the opportunity to get so much stage time in such a short amount of time, and in one place! My show also starts 11pm though so I’m sure I’ll be forced to deal with some drunken revelers.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
The premise of my Edinburgh show is me hosting a rotating mixed bill of some of the best comedians at the Fringe (who happen to be free at 11pm).
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Although I have been gigging a fair bit since November I haven’t done much MC’ing before so trying to reconcile my act with the role of compere has been a challenge to get my head around but I think I am slowly getting there and it has definitely been really good for me as a comedian.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
I studied up at Edinburgh and so have been attending the Fringe as audience member for many years, but coming back as a performer has given me a whole new perspective on things and I am very excited to do a full month of shows and gigs. It feels a bit like going back to University in more ways than one.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Too many to name but all of the comedians performing in Francis Boulle & Friends have fantastic shows on at the Fringe so I highly recommend going to see all of them. You won’t regret it!
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
In one years time I would love to have my first 45 mins ready to perform at The Edinburgh Fringe 2020 – and hopefully people will be laughing.