From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Huge Davies, one of the most exciting and unique new acts in the UK, presents his highly anticipated debut Fringe show, The Carpark. Expect dark humour, surreal songs, his customised wearable keyboard, and of course, car parks. He’ll be attempting to wear a full-size keyboard around his neck for most of the show. Huge spoke with The Fountain about the show and his plans for the month.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how excited are you?
I’m so excited to show everyone what I’ve been working on all year, I think it’ll be a really fun and original show to perform and watch. Finally having my own show that I’m proud to present to people is something that I really value and I can’t wait for August to begin!
TF: The Carpark certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
I’ll be doing the entire hour show whilst wearing a full-size keyboard. It sounds like an incredibly stupid idea but at the very least it’s funny. What actually happens in the show is a mystery, but I can say that it’s an original exploration of creative musical comedy, which I think people will find interesting.
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
Years and years of watching other amazing comedians produce incredible, original shows drove me to want to create something on my own like this. My main influence comedically is probably Bill Bailey, but seeing the array of work from all the comedians that goes into the festival year after year, only made me want to step up and give it a go myself.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
If you’re new, I’d say just see as much stuff as you can. Pick up a bunch of flyers, pick four you like the look of and just go to them all. Picking something out of the blue like that is something so rare these days, everything is always to our preference. Taking a chance on people is so rewarding when it’s a show you thought was really fun.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond The Carpark?
I’d like to write another musical again, maybe for a future show. Working alone on a show can be pretty horrible sometimes, so working on a show with other people is always nice.
You can see The Carpark at Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Three until 25th August at 20:15. For tickets, go to https://tickets.edfringe.com/