Local Comedian in First Edinburgh Show
Jules Maxine from Kessingland will appear in her first one woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe this year – My Sister Says I’m Special.
Jules – who has only been doing stand up since February this year – decided to dive in at the deep end and put together a one hour show of music and comedy for the largest arts festival in the world.
“I’ve always liked a challenge,” said Jules. “And this certainly is one.”
“People in the comedy industry say you need 100 performances under your belt before you are fully mature as a comic. By the end of Edinburgh I will have had the equivalent of 100 of the normal comedy club ten minute spots done in addition to the 20 odd I have already performed in London and East Anglia.”
Jules, aged 42, who is originally from Eastcote in London, has lived in East Anglia for the last 14 years. She performed a lot of drama and singing when she was younger including appearing with the Ealing Young People’s Theatre Group in London, Amsterdam and Switzerland, and at the Wellington Pier in Great Yarmouth.
“I’ve always loved to perform but needed to get a job so worked as a youth worker, senior manager in Children’s Services and then a hotel owner, but have now decided to go back to my first love.”
As well as lots of Comedy Clubs in London and co-hosting on internet station Fubar Radio with Justin Lee Collins, Jules was compere at the East Coast Recovery Festival in Lowestoft last month. She has also been working as a film extra.
In the one woman show - 2.30 to 3.30 at Ryries bar, 1 Haymarket Terrace from August 2 – 24 – Jules talks and sings about the things we all care about. Relationships, sex, reality tv, social media, winning the lottery, payday loans – with a sense of absurdity, keen observation, and passion about the way families screw us up and the system screws us over. She says the things we all think but wish we had said – laughter as group therapy.
All this plus her own comic songs commenting on life, the universe and everything and a special appearance by the Qtapotamus.
“What I want to talk about is the lies other people tell us and we tell ourselves. Our parents lie to us (this will hurt you more than it hurts me). Politicians lie to us (we will deliver what we promise in our manifesto). Companies lie to us (try this diet and you can lose up to two stone a month without missing food). Television lies to us (you can cook this nutritious and affordable meal in just 15 minutes for £5). Adverts lie to us (get a loan at affordable interest rates). Friends lie to us (you look lovely in that new outfit).”
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