“…if a watermelon exists, does that also imply there is such a thing as a firemelon? airmelon? earth melon? and are all of those melons going to come together to help us?”
WHO: Louise Atkinson: Stand up comedian
WHAT: “You can never complete a night out with your friends unless someone has cried over their ex, you’ve all made a new best friend in the toilets that you’ll never see again, and you’ve done three laps of the bar looking for Lisa. Seriously though, where is she?”
WHERE: Quarry Theatre
WHEN: 24 July 2022 @ 15:30 (55mins)
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Is this your first time to Bedfringe?
I first performed at Bedfringe in 2019 at their opening night show, sharing the stage with some super cool acts. It must have gone well because when I came back two weeks later with my full show ‘Actual Magic’ I was grateful to find they had moved me into the main performance space because of high ticket demand.
What are the big things you’ve learned since 2021 and have you absorbed any of the lessons yet?
I wouldn’t say I have absorbed any lessons, but I have found myself taking the time to dedicate my thoughts to the bigger questions in life like why has Head & Shoulders never released a body wash called ‘Knees & Toes’? And if a watermelon exists, does that also imply there is such a thing as a firemelon? airmelon? earth melon? and are all of those melons going to come together to help us? Oh, and I did learn how to make fudge. That’s useful.
Tell us about your show.
It’s about friendship, and what a vital role that plays in our lives.
For me, you can never complete a night out with your friends unless someone has cried over their ex, you’ve all made a new best friend in the toilets that you’ll never see again, and you’ve done three laps of the bar looking for Lisa. Seriously though, where is she? I do worry.
Louise’s show examines the role friendships play in our lives. We all have the same kind of friend in our life: thoughtful, energetic, vomit-over-a-bouncer after half a WKD. Our friends are our chosen family, however, do we appreciate these relationships as much as any other?
I explore that friendship forms the fundamental basis of all relationships, and how that can be amazing, but also how, when it goes wrong, friendships can break up – which are devastating, not spoken about very often, and hilarious.
Oh, and I also have a good joke about an orange. Just in case a joke can count as one of your 5 a day.
What should your audience see at Bedfringe after they’ve seen your show?
Honestly, you are spoilt for choice, certainly comedy-wise.
Katie Pritchard is one of my all-time favourite comedians and human beings. What a combination of loveliness, silliness and talent(ness).
Adele Cliff Is literally one of the best one-liners comedians this country has to offer. Oh and the UK pun champion. You like either of those things and literally want to see who is the best at them, go see Adele.
Chelsea Birkby is so funny, charming and great to watch. She’s really smart and witty but also incredibly endearing. I love watching her.
Phil Green is an absolute top bloke and good comedian. You feel when you sit down to watch him you could just listen to him speak about anything, and I would, happily.
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