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 Jake Yapp answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
It’s a look at how companies mass-market products to millions of people, all the while telling them they’re unique, which sounds dry but is quite funny really, honest.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
I felt ready, it’s really only this year I feel like I’ve properly found my voice as a stand-up. It’s taken bloody ages.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Brace yourself. Pace yourself. Don’t worry if you disgrace yourself. I don’t know. I often think it’s more stressful for audience members than performers…
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
Ha! Well, given that the message of the show is that we’re not as unique as we think we are (and that’s a good thing) I’m going to look a right charlie if I start making bold claims about it. But I try to encompass the whole of the Edinburgh Fringe in four minutes, and I don’t know if that’s been done before…
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Well, I’m coming up with my three-year-old boy this time, so while I’d love to go and see Stewart Lee, I’ll probably go to the Amazing Bubble Man instead.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Jake Yapp is One in a Million
Venue: Underbelly, George Square
Dates: 3 – 28 August 2016