Edinburgh Fringe 2022 
Interview

Bella Hull
Babycakes!
VENUE 33 - Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two
Aug 3-14, 16-28, 18:55 /  Tickets
June 20, 2022
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Have you ever wanted to hear a harrowing true story that really makes you think? Well neither has Bella Hull and that's why her debut show is full of stupid, stupid jokes. Contains never-before-heard gossip and scenes of a gorgeous nature. Viewer discretion advised if you're a little bitch.

Hi Bella, thank you for taking the time to talk with The New Current, how does it feel to be heading to Edinburgh Fringe and Pleasance Courtyard this year?


I’m really grateful to be able to do my first show in such an amazing venue alongside people I’ve admired for years. It’s a very special feeling!


As this will be your Fringe debut will there be any nerves before your first night?

 

Tonnes of nerves. I think the first couple shows might be the hardest, as I settle into the month.


If you could use one word that best describe your comedy what would it be and why?

 

I think you could describe it as ‘every day at 6:55pm in Bunker 2’.


What’s been the funniest comment you’ve gotten for your stand up?


Someone told me once that I was ‘the second funniest act of the night’. There were three acts.


Any show/performer you’re looking forward to seeing at the Fringe?


I’m really looking forward to seeing Pierre Novellie’s show ‘Why Can’t I Just Enjoy Things’. I’ve seen a couple previews and it’s an amazing show.


Can you tell me how Babycakes came about, what was the inspiration behind your new show?


I wanted to do a comedy show about the last couple years of my life - and the material is basically all of the material I’m proudest of since I started doing comedy 6 years ago.


How much do you think the show will evolve/change during the Fringe?


I’m hoping it will evolve - one of the reasons I love comedy is because you never know what direction you might end up going in.


Have you always had a passion for stand up and what was your first time like out on stage?


Yes! I first started standup when I was 17 and used a fake ID for my first couple of gigs to get in. It was terrifying but I couldn’t stop.


Do you have any tips or advice for anyone wanting to get into stand up?

Do it! And don’t tell your friends.


And finally, what do you want your fringe audiences to take away from Babycakes?


I’d love them to feel warm and fuzzy. It’s likely they’ll feel warm anyway in an attic in the middle of August. And I’d love them to tell their friends if they liked it, and tell nobody if they didn’t.