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 Stand Up and Slam answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Poetry meets comedy in a tongue-in-cheek battle – basically8 Milebut in aWaitrose.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
We broughtStand Up &Slam!to the Fringe last year and were blown away by how exciting anexperience it was. We had the best, most enthusiasticaudiences we’ve ever had and the showdeveloped and improved beyond our expectations. We wanted to come back, with last year’s experience under our belt and step things up a notch!
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
It soundsobvious but just give it your all. Wewere terrified when we turned up last year and, along with all the usual Fringe disasters that occur (flyers not turning up or bits of theset going missing) you also realise how many other brilliant shows you’re up against. We soon realised that everyone’s in this together and there’s space for all of us. So just go crazy, work hard and have a great time!
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
As far as we can tell we’re a totally unique show! There’s really nothing else out there like us. It’s an opportunity of course to see both comedy and poetry but, more than that, it’s a fun way to spendan hour. You’ll see a different line-up every day, a completely original set up and you get to choose the outcome!
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Last year we got really excited about the uniquely Fringe experiences. So we’re eager to seePuddles Pity Partyagain. Plus we’ll be checking out some ofour regular acts: for poetry Rob Auton always blows us away and for comedy Nish Kumar and Garrett Millerick. But there aremany more.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show:Stand Up &Slam!
Venue:Just the Tonic @ The Mash House (The Bottle Room)
Dates:4 – 28 August 2016