With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Daniel Nils Robertsanswering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
It’s a super silly but clever cacophony of curveball characters and sly sketches strung together on a spinning spit of sassy videos and PowerPoint-in-Meltdown.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
The harsh noon sun beat down mercilessly on me. I futilely shielded my blinded eyes from the dazzling light, but there was no respite. Stumbling as a ragged-shod foot wearily wedged into some loose sand I fell, the imprint of a distant memory urging my palms to outstretch and meet the burning grit, my broken lifelines doubtless searing crimson from the scorched grains. With a parched grunt I slumped down into the soft discomfort of the desert, a last bleary glance confirming the horizon held nothing more than hazy mirific heat that warped the endless sand in a ceaseless queasy sweep. My dry maw hung half-open, too tired to gasp, and my cracked eyelids fluttered shut with a torpid finality. No matter how silent the expanseit seemed yet to drown out my near-hushed heartbeat. But in that last moment there appeared a brighter, a nurturing, a life-giving light, and a figure hovered like the haze, and the warmth that now spread filled me with a reviving vigour. On my trembling limbs I raised myself and the figure spoke, with a voice that seemed at once to utter only to me, and to fill the world in its fullness: “Do a character-based, tech-heavy comedy show at quarter to five every day at the Pleasance Courtyard”, it said.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Eat a healthy breakfast.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer?
It doesn’t so much stand out as see off the competition through rigid solidity. It’s the Portugal-at-the-Euros of the Edinburgh Fringe, it’ll be last-man-standing thanks to a well-practiced combo of a compact foundation, some outrageous play-acting, and dazzling but injury-hampered heroics from the narcissistic star turn.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Mr. Swallow, Aunty Donna, Christeene.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Daniel Nils Roberts: Honey
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Below
Dates: 3rd-28th August