Stand up comic Charlie Baker’s latest show The Hit Polisher is an interesting blend of comedy and cabaret. As an ode to pop music from the 80s, 90s and 00s, there is surely something for everyone within this show. Charlie has made appearances on Harry Hill’s Teatime and the 02 Comedy Gala in recent years, proving himself to be a slick and energetic stand up performer, and he will be performing at Assembly George Square Theatre throughout August.
1) What excites you most about the Edinburgh Festival?
The opportunity to perform exactly the kind of show you spend all year dreaming of performing. It’s completely up to you what you put on stage. Also being with all your mates in a beautiful city is pretty perfect.
2) What was your first Edinburgh show about?
My first hour was a mixture of jokes songs and dancing about my life. I’ve continued the theme in every show since.
3) Does your comedy attract a certain type of audience?
A very attractive one. I get a very broad mix of ages and gender. I like that.
4) What is the worst experience you’ve had with Edinburgh accommodation?
A mouse for 3 weeks. Caught him with some chocolate, felt guilty.
5) What is your most treasured memory of your comedy career so far?
Just starting and realising I was going to be able to do it for a living was amazing. Having a very nice gig in the Channel 4 Comedy Gala at the O2 was intensely fun.
6) What show will you definitely be seeing at the festival this year?
As I have my children with me I expect to see Sarah and Duck at least twice.
7) What do you hope to gain from the Edinburgh Festival this year?
One Million pounds.
8) What do you imagine your last ever show will be about?
I think it will be a mixture of jokes songs and dancing about my life.