Who? Huge Davies
What? The Carpark
Where? Pleasance Courtyard – Bunker Three (Venue 33)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
The feeling is positive! I’m really looking forward to showing people what I’ve been working on. I’ve created something that I think will be really fun to watch and also fun to perform, which is something I really concentrated on whilst developing the show
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
My show is an exploration of creative musical comedy and I’ve decided to do this by wearing a full-size keyboard for the entire show, which is physically challenging, but also definitely funny. The show is very silly and I think people won’t be able to see anything like it.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
I think starting the show has been the hardest challenge for me. My act is quite low-energy which is a nice contrast on a mixed bill, but is a challenge in a cold open. Luckily, I found quite a silly way of getting the audience warmed up at the top of the show, which is now one of my favorite bits of the show.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
I think it’s more of less stayed the same to me. It feels more like home every time I go up there. Edinburgh is always a place I go to challenge myself creatively, so I always go up knowing that I’ll come out a better comedian, which feels really great. I think the standard of shows has gone up, which is great as I love seeing my friends and peers produce shows that are really fun and inspiring.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
I recommend seeing my Edinburgh favorites Mat Ewins, Alison Thea-Skot, Ed Night and The Travelling Sisters, but there are also really great new acts you may not have heard of such as Janine Harouni, Sophie Duker, Olga Koch, Jack Gleadow, David McIver and Jack Tucker, they’re all great.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
I’d like to be passionate about the next project, I have a few ideas floating about, but I can’t wait for a new challenge. Hopefully this show will run past Edinburgh, so I can perform it around the UK, I’d really like the opportunity to show people the show, who couldn’t make it up to Edinburgh.