29 August 2017

How to Fringe 2017: Geraldine Hickey

Geraldine Hickey
Comedian and broadcaster

Geraldine Hickey – It’s My Show
19–29 September
The Imperial Hotel

SM: I first saw Geraldine back in 2009.

Geraldine Hickey

If you could invite anyone to your show (and you knew they would come), who would it be?
Tina Turner

The Melbourne Fringe in three words?
Joyful Chaotic Good times.

A favourite Melbourne Fringe memory.
Doing a sound tech for the 90s night with the band all thinking that I could sing and quickly realising I could not. The suggestion was that I could just speak the lyrics. I chose to sing. Badly, but most importantly proudly.

What is your experience as an independent artist being part of the Melbourne Fringe?
Pretty great and supportive.

Your advice for choosing what to see in the Melbourne Fringe?
If you are looking at a show in the guide and you read the blurb and can’t work out if it’s going to be the most amazing undiscovered gem or a steaming pile of rat poo, you need to go and see that show.

Do you think there’s a better system than star ratings for reviews?
Replace stars with cakes. If it’s a one star show, the performer gets one cake. The reviewer has to hand over the cake in person to the performer then give the review while performer gets to eat the cake.

Five shows/events that you will not miss at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe.
Tessa Waters: Volcano
Adam Mckenzie: Laser Light
Rama Nicholas in The Lucky Ones
Pee Stick
Lady Bunny in Trans-Jester

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