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Kai Humphries: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Kai Humphries promises a vibrant, happy show that is a massage for your soul.

Hello. How are you today?

A little hungover but buoyed by the anticipation for Supporting Jim Jefferies tonight.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

I wish it could be the Edinburgh Fringe every month, although that might shorten my life somewhat, maybe 11 months is a necessary recovery time. As far as my show goes I’m very happy about it, I still have a couple of previews between now and the festival to add a bit of polish, but it’s all there. I’m very excited about this one.

At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?

Because I had to submit the blurb in January and because I often end up talking about stories and thoughts that occurred since then, I wrote my blurb to capture the vibe I was going for with my show rather than the content and this far I’ve stayed on track so I think it’s a pretty close representation.

What are your tips for getting people to see your show?

I’m going to start a rumour that there are rare pokemon in my venue.

Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?

I’m sharing with Daniel Sloss and Jellybean Martinez, both performers who I heavily recommend seeing at the fringe. Myself and Sloss will both be fine but I don’t think Jellybean will survive at all, he’s an emotional wreck, I expect a full breakdown at some point and that would help me and Daniel through it for sure.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

All of the acts who are booked on Set-List, I’m hosting that show at 10:30pm each night and cannot wait to see how all of the Fringe’s best comedians deal with the Set-List topics which they have to improvise around in lieu of their tried and tested material. It’s such a fun show and you get to witness genuine genies from comedy’s greatest minds.

Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?

Seeing all of my friends, it’s quite a frantic circuit the comedy circuit and you spend an intense weekend with someone but then might not see them for months. It’s like you’re speed dating your mates. The fringe creates a platform for us all to be in the same space at the same time and it’s an absolute joy.

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Yes please. Side of mushy peas too please.

Kai Humphries: In Full Colour
Gilded Balloon
3-28 August, 7.35pm
£10 – £12.50

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