+3 Interview: Laughing Stock 

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“Thus began a month of treacherous crutching and wheelchair manoeuvring around Edinburgh, a famously cobbled and hilly city.”

WHO:¬†Rhys Bevan –¬†Performer

WHAT: “Irreverent. Irrelevant. Elephant. Last year, Laughing Stock were a brand new sketch comedy foursome. Now, they’re back to improve upon their five-star debut. Winners of the SketchFest 2015 Audience Choice Award, finalists at Sketch Club 2015, Sketch Off 2016 and official selection at the SketchFest and CoFilmic Sketch Screen Awards.”

WHERE: Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61)

WHEN: 15:40 (60 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

No, this is Laughing Stock’s second year up at the Fringe. Last year we were just about to perform our London previews when Lewis (one of the four performers) ruptured his achilles tendon. Thus began a month of treacherous crutching and wheelchair manoeuvring around Edinburgh, a famously cobbled and hilly city.

Despite this, and the many other hurdles that came with it being our first foray into the Fringe, we had loads of fun, some great audiences and some lovely reviews. So here we are again!

Tell us about your show.

Our show is a sketch comedy show, irreverent and varied with music, dance, storytelling and song. We devise it, write it, produce it and rehearse it ourselves. We are Rhys Bevan, Arabella Gibbins, Lewis Doherty and Phoebe Higson. We all met many moons ago at drama school and have all given up lucrative Los Angeles-based careers for this.

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

So difficult to pick one. But I was so impressed with Emma Sidi yesterday. Super slick, polished and laugh-out-loud funny. Even better than last year!


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