Edinburgh Fringe 2011 previews: Jay Foreman
Tim Clark6 July 2011
In the run up to the annual comedy extravaganza that is the Edinburgh Fringe, you may find number of comedians zipping across the country anxiously fine-tuning their hour-long offerings of mirth in time for August.
However for anyone who isn’t heading across the Scottish border here’s the lowdown of where to find the previews of SSP’s favourite comedians - starting with musical food-thieving star Jay Foreman.
Afternoon Jay, what is your show at Edinburgh this year about?
My show's called "We're Living in the Future". I realised some time ago that the 90s are now as long ago as the 70s were in the 90s, and that Back to the Future II happens in only 4 years time! I thought I can't be the only one who finds it so scary, and it would make a great topic for an Edinburgh show.
So I've written loads of new songs loosely based on technology, mortality and nostalgia. Same shit as last year really.
For those not heading to London or Edinburgh, where can they see the latest offering?
Most of my previews are in London, but I'm doing a couple a bit further out, including Princes Risborough on 16th July and Whitstable on 22nd July. There's a list of all of them on my website, www.jayforeman.co.uk
How have your previews gone so far?
They've been great fun thanks! This show is my "difficult second hour", so I've been writing furiously over the last year, and polishing off some songs that weren't good enough for 2010, but might be good enough for 2011.
I'm also doing a lot more talking between the songs this year so you'll hear a lot more nonsensical rambling. Overall, I'm really pleased with the way it's going.
Where are you playing at the Fringe?
"We're Living in the Future" is on every day at the Underbelly at 2:30. For more information visit www.jayforeman.co.uk
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