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 Rob Carter answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions on his creation Christopher Bliss.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
A debut character comedy show, written and performed by award-winning comedian Rob Carter, introducing Christopher Bliss – the worst novelist inShropshire.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
Rob has been performing as this character on and off for over a year now with fantastic audience responses. It seemed the right now to unleashChristopher onthe world. Where best to start than the Edinburgh Fringe? We thought thecombination of the character of the rather misguided and naive Christopher and the largest, slickest arts festival in the world would be perfect.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Work hard! It’s so hard to shine, of course, there are so many people at the Fringe, but if you try your best andbelievein what you’re doing then you’re in the perfect position to do well!
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
Well, Christopher Bliss is a uniquecharacter! You can meet him before the Fringe on his websitewww.christopherblisswebsite.com
Also, we’re probably the cleanest late night show at the fringe. We’re on at 23:40, although Christopher does want people to know that there will be some r*ddy hells and other swearingplus a rather sexy bit of his tale.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Obviously, we’re pretty excited andcuriousabout character based comedy shows at the Fringe this year. We saw a preview of Lolly Adefope’s show and it was great, plus Kieran Hodgson always does something amazing.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show:Rob Carter isChristopher Bliss
Venue:Just the Tonic @ The Tron
Dates:4th – 27th August