FRINGE PREVIEW – Mike Keat: The Lyin’ Bitch And The Wardrobe

5-30 August (not the 22nd)
7.15-8.15pm at Gilded Balloon Teviot

Mike Keat

Mike Keat

As leader and founder of the infamous Cuban Brothers, Mike Keat’s first solo show at the Fringe is sure to be a hot ticket.

In The Lyin’ Bitch And The Wardrobe, Mike will spend an improvised hour of comedy, song and dance as he shares tales from his life and the characters who have made him famous.

Mike took time out from Fringe preparations to answer our questions about his show.

Tell us a little bit about your show – where’s it happening, what’s it about, why should people come to see it?

My show is about growing up in Scotland and New Zealand and always having an obsession with clothes, wigs and showing off.

It’s on at the Gilded Balloon, 7.15 pm in the Billiard Room. I can personally guarantee a fun filled show with some male nudity, a little dancing and 25 proper bum-falling-off laughs – or your money back with a packet of out of date Wheat Crunchies.

How will you be promoting your show?

Every night at 10pm 200,000 fireworks will go off above Arthur’s Seat spelling out my name, The Gilded Balloon and a huge image of me naked on a unicorn with 2 penises – that’s right….TWO.

What are you most looking forward to about playing Edinburgh?

I am from the Toon and am looking forward to the festival atmosphere, young ladies in corsets shouting in olde English on the Royal Mile, my granny’s stovies and to reclaim the title of Sheriff of Southside.

And what are you hoping for?

World peace.

If money was no object, what publicity stunt would you do to promote your show?

See question 2 but with 2 million mini rockets and maybe even some Catherine Wheels spinning on a walking stick in my bottom. [not literally inside my bum – the stick would visibly protruding……….oh forget it!]

Who else are you planning or hoping to see?

Omar, Andrew Maxwell,Glen Wool, Big Reg, Henning When [great name], Geoff Premises, Miguel Mantovani, Ridley Scott, Cher and Method Man.

What do you have planned for after the Fringe?

I’ve another child due the same weekend as I host my fave festival Bestival on the Isle of Wight which is nice, then my album THE CB’S-YO BONITA comes out on the 16th of September so I’ll start touring that in the UK and Asia, then my Barry Peters film ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top’ is released which is a comedy about my character Baz’s pilgrimage to Bon Scotts grave in Freemantle, so i will be promo-ing that in October.

Snakes and busy – bring on the bairns!!

Sum up your show in three words for us

Fun and action!

You can buy tickets for Mike’s show at the Gilded Balloon website, and on the Fringe site here.

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