“…been here enough times to know to only pack waterproof shoes.”
WHO: Tamar Broadbent, Comedian / Songwriter / Performer
WHAT: “Did you know that when you go through a break-up you become 25% uglier? Newly single and living in the trendy part of town, Tamar is nervous about leaving the house. How do you become a strong, independent woman when your confidence deserts you and you’re too busy dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and just trying to keep body hair under control? Award-winning musical comedy about re-discovering your awesome-ness and embracing life without a filter.”
WHERE: Underbelly Med Quad (Venue 302)
WHEN: 17:30 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This is my sixth year at the Edinburgh fringe festival. I have done five years of comedy and one year in a student play. I have a great feeling about this year though – I love performing my show Get Ugly, have been here enough times to know to only pack waterproof shoes, and am living with lovely people in a house that doesn’t appear yet to have any hell dimensions*.
*(Last year, we were in a property which had a ‘hell attic’ instead of a living room, mice, and where you could only take a shower if the oven was turned on. I’ll tell you more over a coffee sometime.)
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’16?
I finally got round to registering for a Flex Account. Other than that – I toured Get Ugly to Australia, joined improv team My Brother, Jose at the Free Association, wrote and performed the play Split with Emma Pritchard, wrote the musical Club Mexicano with John-Victor, and performed comedy all over the UK as well as in Guernsey, Berlin and Prague.
Tell us about your show.
Get Ugly is a musical comedy about life after a break up – with songs and stories about dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and desperately trying to keep body hair under control. It is written and performed by me, Tamar Broadbent (comedian and songwriter), and is being produced by the fantastic Jimmy Jewell. We have big plans for the show post-festival – it picked up a nomination for Best Comedy at Perth Fringeworld 2017, and we are looking into taking it over-other-seas in future, which is very exciting. Until then – come see it at the Underbelly Med Quad, 5.30pm!
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
I am most looking forward to watching Jacuzzi – the long-form, UCB-style improv extravaganza from the Free Association at 11pm, Pleasance Courtyard. If you come on 23rd, 25th or 27th, I’ll be joining the cast!
The other show I’ve been wanting to see for five years but have always clashed with is a cappella supergroup The Magnets – go see them for me and tell me how it is! I’ll be very jealous.
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