“My show comes from the vast number of shows I have seen, at many different Fringes, as I attempt to distill them down and create the most gimmick-filled show ever seen.”
WHO: Marcus Crabb, Writer/Performer/Drag Monstrosity
WHAT: “Join the Comic Sans of Drag, Kate Butch, for an hour of comedy, songs and games. Catch ‘a great comedian’ (WhatsOnStage.com) in her debut solo show, fresh(ish) from appearing in the cult Edinburgh smash, The Room: The Musical, discussing pornography, marriage, and dot-to-dot puzzles. Winner of York’s Lip-Sync Lollapalooza, and three-time moral winner of York’s Lip-Sync Lollapalooza, Kate Butch will tickle your comedic taste buds with filth, gore and cassette tapes (subject to availability).”
WHERE: Laughing Horse @ Espionage (Venue 185)
WHEN: 21:15 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This is my third year performing in Edinburgh. For the last two years I’ve been improvising with my university’s troupe, The Shambles. In my first year I also performed in The Room: The Musical, based on the legendary worst film ever made, which happened at 1am in City Cafe’s basement. People flocked to it and went crazy for it, which helped me fall in love with the Fringe; the weirdest ideas in the dead of night can be and are seen, and there’s a lot of love there.
Tell us about your show.
Kate Butch, the Comic Sans of Drag, was born during my time at the University of York, as part of the drag collective Haus of Dench. We came together (hello) as fans of the TV Show RuPaul’s Drag Race and thought ‘we can do that, can’t we?’ and eventually gave it a go. We host the club night Lip Sync Lollapalooza and most of us are gracing the Fringe this year in various capacities, from an improvised Doctor Who show to a play about sad robots.
My show comes from the vast number of shows I have seen, at many different Fringes, as I attempt to distill them down and create the most gimmick-filled show ever seen. There is a powerpoint.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
I’ve worked at the Buxton Fringe as box office manager for the past seven years, so I get to see a lot of Edinburgh-bound shows before most other people. This year I saw Richard Carpenter is Close to You and Harriet Braine’s Total Eclipse of the Art which both had me laughing more than I thought possible. Also go and see my dear friends at The Shambles, and see if you can pick out which one will follow in my footsteps to become the next improviser-turned-disappointment to parents. I’ll be going home after my show, but eligible bachelors are more than welcome to join me.
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