08 September 2017

How to Fringe 2017: Lee Naimo

Lee Naimo
The Big HOO-HAA!

Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show

The Big HOO-HAA! 24 Hour Show
23 Sept – 24 Sept (24 hours straight!)

SM: TWENTY FOUR HOURS! Is there anyone who wants to live-Tweet all 24 hours?


If you could invite anyone to your show (and you knew they would come), who would it be?
A hybrid of Prince and David Bowie – the world needs them back.

The Melbourne Fringe in three words?
Melbourne’s Best Fringe!

A favourite Melbourne Fringe memory.
In 2013, during our last 24 hour show, two cast members who were wrestling knocked a painting off a wall onto the head of a third cast member, who was sleeping at the time in our backstage area. Hilarity and concussions ensued!

What is your experience as an independent artist being part of the Melbourne Fringe?
It’s challenging, due to awareness of the Fringe from the general public, but also a chance to try out new formats and push ourselves creatively. Fringe festivals are so important in the artistic landscape.

Your advice for choosing what to see in the Melbourne Fringe.
Try something new – there’s so much of offer and so many new and exciting shows to see, get out there and soak it up!

Do you think there’s a better system than star ratings for reviews?
A lot of publications during Fringe don’t even use a rating system. It’d be helpful to have a summary section detailing who this show is suitable for, and who it might not suit, because most shows have some kind of demographic who would enjoy them.

Shows/events that you will not miss at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe.
Partybucket by Lee Naimo and Sophie Kneebone (Two of our ensemble members)
MUMMY. A Sexy Comedy Party,  Brianna Williams (Hoo-Haa Senior Player)
Shania Choir
The Travelling Sisters: NOO SHO

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