Who? Charlie Partridge
What? I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison
Where? Just the Tonic at The Caves (venue 88)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
Whatever lows it could have, it cannot possibly be more humiliating than handing out cereal bars for a living dressed in a skin coloured, lycra superhero onesie in a Derby shopping centre. And I have done that.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
I’m not convinced that ‘being yourself’ is really the deep down spiritual fix it’s supposed to be. I’d rather be someone else, so I play a talented, absurdist, German beatboxer who lays down some fun tunes for dancing.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Finding the time to learn to beatbox between all my promo shifts. It takes a lot of hours of practise to even become mediocre.
Who would most enjoy your show?
People who enjoy crude stereotypes of Germans – so anyone who loved ‘Ello ‘Ello. I’ve also threaded through a whole story about falling in love. So that gets a bit sentimental, and is saved by more poorly researched caricatures and a orgy story.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Sugar Baby – a one man show about a Cardiff drug dealer. Theatre.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
The very big windows in flats. So much light.
What are your plans for after the festival?
I also build immersive events and treasure hunts for a living. I will be designing and building an escape room for the launch of a new Playstation game.