After an amazing response last year we have once again resurrected our Brighton Bites mini-interviews. These short and snappy Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts strutting, sailing, surfing (insert preferred form of transport here) in to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. 2018 was a record-breaking year for the Fringe with over 575,000 people attending the festival; and with 2019 promising to be more inclusive than ever, our Bites aim to give you a taste of what’s in store across the 4,500+ events and performances that are on offer.
Next up, Emily Woods & Elie Kraft tell us about their show Bitch and Nerd which they’ll be performing at Sweet @ The Welly.
Describe your show in one sentence?
Two comedians joking about being ugly, family, and dildos.
Why Brighton Fringe?
Comedy’s great, Brighton’s great, let’s smush those together like custard and porridge (other people do this too, yes?)
How did the show get to where it is today?
We both wanted to perform our own comedy show, but not an entire hour, so we decided we tolerate each other enough to split one together.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
As well as doing a show together, we also live together. I’m not sure if there any many other shows where you might see genuine tension between two flatmates.
What show do you not want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own!)?
Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst and Maria Shehata’s work in progress. They’re both brilliant.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given, or would give, for performing at a fringe festival?
Eat healthy and get enough sleep.
With the theme of this year’s festival being ‘DARE to Discover’, we’d like you to tell us a TRUTH – something about you or the show that fans may not know.
Emily leaves her shoes all over the flat and Elie keeps tripping over them so PLEASE PICK UP YOUR SHOES, EMILY.
Bitch and Nerd runs at Brighton Fringe from 19-22 May 2019. Brighton Fringe takes place between 3 May – 2 June 2019; www.brightonfringe.org
Nicole Craft | Image: Contributed