22 September 2017

How to Fringe 2017: Nadia Collins

Nadia Collins
Comedian
 
Virgin Bloody Mary
21–26 September
Errol’s & Co

Nadia Collins. Photo by Jarrad Seng

If you could invite anyone to your show (and you knew they would come), who would it be?
Jesus. Or John Lennon, he’s meant to be bigger than Jesus, right?

The Melbourne Fringe in three words?
Art! Art! Art!

A favourite Melbourne Fringe memory.
Seeing Dr Brown’s show a few years ago was very impressive.

Your experience as an independent artist being part of the Melbourne Fringe.
You push your immense boulder up the hill, and then watch it roll down again. Hi-jynx!

What makes the Melbourne Fringe unique?
It feels more theatre-y than a lot of other fringes, and seems to put a lot of emphasis on local acts. I used to live in North Melbourne and it’s nice to come back there; it feels like coming home. There’s usually a nice feel at the Town Hall late at night.

Your advice for choosing what to see in the Melbourne Fringe.
See things on a whim with other people, see things that there’s a buzz around, try not to burn yourself out.

Do you think there’s a better system than star ratings for reviews?
Well, it’s stood the test of time, but for sure some nights will be off and some reviewers will have very different personal tastes. I guess maybe just doing away with stars, and posting a review – letting people read the words.

Five shows/events that you will not miss at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe.
Al and Matt Go Halvies, Matt Stewart and Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall
The Big HOO-HAA: 24 Hour Show
Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian
Boy Story
Partybucket

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