Tell us about your so why should we go and see it?
First of all please don’t come if you’re easily offended. My banter can be a bit brutal and if you’re not into that, we could save ourselves both some time haha!
I guess my show is something different? Yes, it’s stand-up comedy but not in the traditional sense.
There are songs, sketches, lots of characters (all played by me) and some very brutal jokes.
The story is about my dark, twisted, and hilarious relationship with showbusiness.
My agent tells me I’m not far from being cancelled and I need to “play it safe” but where’s the fun in that!? I’ve always had an issue with following authority. And if you think rules should be broken then this is the show for you.
What are your hopes and dreams for the Fringe?
Everyone performing at the Fringe has the same dream, which is to be widely famous and rich. Luckily I’m already both those things. Just kidding I’m an unknown broke-ass bitch.
What makes you laugh?
Anyone without a filter, anyone who is super direct and honest. I love being caught off guard by someone speaking their mind. It doesn’t happen that much anymore. People get too scared to say what they actually think and that’s BORING.
What three words best describe your performance style – and why.
My style is a cross between Britney Spears, Robin Williams and Kim Kardashian.
Britney inspired the pop star vibes
Robin Williams inspired the multi-character comedy
Kim inspired my sex tape. Sadly you don’t see this in the show.
I’ve been told I’m like a hurricane on stage. There are sketches, characters’ songs, one-liners, multiple accents blah blah blah. It’s chaos. But within the chaos, there is magic (not actual magic, I’m not a magician).
How will your audience think/feel differently after an hour in your company?
After seeing it they’ll probably be like “Umm, what the fuck was that…”
Many of the themes in the show fall under the umbrella of cancel culture. And the running question throughout the show is “how far is too far”?
The world is so sensitive right now and that makes it very difficult to follow any advice I get. I get told all the time to write honestly about my thoughts and feelings but at the same time, I get told I’m not allowed to offend anyone so which one is it? Because it can’t be both. If I cannot offend then I cannot be honest.
We are a generation of imperfect people, who expect each other to be perfect. And that’s difficult to navigate.
What kind of shows – apart from your own – are you looking forward to seeing at the Edinburgh Fringe?
Thenjiwe – The Mandela Effect – she really makes you think and laugh!
Sachin Deceit – He’s so enjoyable, definitely one to watch!
Matt Price – As Seen On CCTV – he’s a storyteller like no other!
The cost of living is a big issue this year – will it make this Fringe more challenging?
No, I’m staying in a tent.
What do you predict will emerge as the big themes of this year.
I don’t even remember the theme of last year because everyone was so concerned with the lack of a Fringe App. Omg, do you remember? Everyone was literally losing their minds over it.
I think the same thing will happen this year. They’ll be some big f**k up that’s not actually about anything entertainment related and that will become the main headline of the Fringe.
I’m already over it.
Who is your showbiz idol and why.
That’s a cruel question there are so many. I cannot and won’t pick just one.
What is your idea of a perfect Fringe moment?
My show selling itself out without any promotion needed. No flyers, no PR, no social media, nothing. Just the audience spreading the word because they thought the show was cool and clever. That’s when you know you’ve made it.
Gabby Killick: Conversations With My Agent
Gilded Balloon Teviot
August 2 – 27