Ali Brice introduced the world to Eric Meat in 2014, creating a Fringe show that was messy, silly and sublime, yet with a genuine emotional heart for this lonely, loveless character.
How are you today?
Howdy Laugh Out London! I’m very well thank you. Hope you are too.
Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?
Always ready. I bloody love the fringe. It’s year number 7 for me. Aiming for 10 in a row then I might have a year off.
At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?
My blurb and my show actually match very closely. That’s mainly because my blurb this year is really really vagueBut it does mention cups and there are cups in my show. Sadly, it also mentions chips, but there are absolutely no chips in my show.
What are your tips for getting people to see your show?
Get Christian Brighty to flyer for you. He is an absolute wizard at filling a room. He single-handedly filled my room last year nearly every day. However, you can’t have him between 1pm and 2pm because he’s mine!
I would then recommend getting about 15,000 flyers and get rid of all them. I reckon it’s a numbers game, the more flyers you have the more people will get a flyer the more people will come!
Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?
Adam Larter, Joe Norris, Gareth Morinan, Beth Vyse and Luke Chauffeur-Phone. It’s going to be brilliant. I’m going to make a Dhal for everyone. Adam if you’re reading this, it will be vegetarian.
Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?
Every single show that’s part of Heroes – Bob Slayer has gathered together a group of ridiculously funny people. And me.
I’m very much looking forward to Lucy Pearman’s Crack In Progress, Holly Burn, Seymour Mace, David Mills, Sam Simmons, a play at Underbelly called Yuri. I’m also really excited about Tommy Hamburgles who is making his debut this year.
Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?
I’m going to go up Arthur’s Seat for the first time. I’m looking forward to getting my watch back from The Old Man Spencer Jones – I left it at his flat in Edinburgh last year. I haven’t known what time it is for 11 months now.
I’m also looking forward to eating at my favourite restaurant, Patio.
Salt and sauce on your chips?
Salt and curry sauce on my chips from Clam Shell on the Royal Mile. Best curry sauce ever!
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Ali Brice Presents Home Is Where Eric Meat Is
Heroes @ The Hive
4-6, 9-28 August, 2.10pm
PWYW / £5 adv