Steve Bugeja returns to the Edinburgh Festival this year with an anecdotal show about a summer spent work at a kids camp in the US. Bugeja will be performing Summer Camp at Just the Tonic at The Tron throughout August.
1) What excites you most about the Edinburgh Festival?
Being able to perform a show that I have worked hard on every night for a month in front of smart and appreciative audiences. Also it’s the only time of the year that I can eat a crepe every single day.
2) What was your first Edinburgh show about?
My first Edinburgh show was in 2015 and was called Day Release and was about the time I agreed to pick up a friends dad from prison, on his first trip out in 18 years and bring him to her wedding.
3) Does your comedy attract a certain type of audience?
I wouldn’t say so. I get a good range of ages. My mum does have a lot of friends who she sends to the show, so that does skew the average age upwards somewhat.
4) What is the worst experience you’ve had with Edinburgh accommodation?
I’ve actually been quite lucky with my accommodation. The past three years though I have stayed somewhere with no lounge, which is fine for a bit, but after a while your room feels more like a prison. This year we have got a lounge and I can’t bloody wait to sit in it.
5) What is your most treasured memory of your comedy career so far?
Performing at The Melbourne Comedy Festival this past April was a real honour. We were so well looked after and I just had the best time.
6) What show will you definitely be seeing at the festival this year?
Sarah Kendall, she has produced my favourite shows the past three years and I cannot wait to see what she does this time.
7) What do you hope to gain from the Edinburgh Festival this year?
A Brit Award and a Grammy nomination. Or failing that, a well received show and not too much debt.
8) What do you imagine your last ever show will be about?
What are you trying to say? This is only my third, I’ve got loads more in me. If you want me to leave just come out and say it.