FRINGE PREVIEW – Delete The Banjax: Pigs and Ponies

Delete The Banjax: Pigs and Ponies

Delete The Banjax: Pigs and Ponies

“It’s a standard sketch show,” says Sam Champion, “with an extra Banjaxed element on top.”

For comedy quartet Delete The Banjax, what that means is an hour of linked and standalone sketches, some audience banter and a number of big tunes which the sketch group of become known for.

“We’re also doing some sketches playing heightened versions of ourselves,” says Sam, “and this year a little bit of video and animation too – featuring cartoon versions of us; playing around with conventions a little.”

“We want people to feel like they’ve seen something unique. Standing out at the Fringe can be tough, but we’re happy with this year’s show.”

Delete The Banjax first appeared at the Fringe in 2008, playing a free show.

“It was mayhem,” Sam recalls. “We’d been up to Edinburgh before but not during the Fringe; and thought ‘what a quiet city’. Then we came back in August and thought ‘wow’…”

“That first year we did everything ourselves: front of house, tech, as well as performing in the backroom of a pub – but we had such a great time and got great feedback from the audience and from others in the business.”

“The next year, we were lucky enough to be picked up by the Pleasance and we’ve gone on from there.”

“People have described us as a success story of the free Fringe,” he says, “but we have worked hard for it too.”

Delete The Banjax appear at the Pleasance Courtyard from 3-29 Aug (not 15) at 18:20. More details are on the Fringe website.

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