Interview: Writing to Harvey Keitel

As Brighton Fringe gears up for 2016, Broadway Baby offers an insight into the shows, the people and the world that is Brighton Fringe. We’ve been speaking to participants from around the Fringe and asked them to give us an insight into their shows.

Mid thirties stand up with GSOH seeks loving audience by the coast for laughs and maybe more.

Name Matt Green

Show Matt Green: Writing to Harvey Keitel

Tell us a bit about yourself

Mid thirties stand up with GSOH seeks loving audience by the coast for laughs and maybe more.

Can you tell us a little bit about your show, what can we expect?

Two years ago I spent a day in a car with Hollywood legend Harvey Keitel. Ever since then, people keep asking what he's like and I assume people must keep asking him what I'm like. So I decided to write to him...

Why did you decide to perform your show at Brighton Fringe?

I'm a big fan of Brighton Fringe - I've done at least 8 solo shows in Brighton over the last few years and have always found the venues and audiences to be really good fun. Plus, this year I'm doing a three night run so I'll have the chance to walk along the beach and explore the hilarious shops during the day.

What makes your show different?

This year my show features a projector and screen - that's not that unusual in itself - but I've got some images and clips to show from my life and Harvey's career that you won't have seen anywhere else. Plus, there are more jokes about an ageing Hollywood legend than you would normally expect in a festival comedy show.

Who would enjoy seeing your show?

Anyone who has heard of Harvey Keitel plus anyone who hasn't heard of Harvey Keitel but has heard of the concept of celebrity, adverts, obsession and enjoys really good jokes.

What has been the best advice you have been given?

Never imagine your audience naked. It's distracting and, more often than not, horrifying.

What show, apart from yours, would you recommend at the Brighton Fringe and why?

Katherine Ferns and Jenny Collier are both very good new stand ups and are doing shows when I'm in Brighton; so, I plan to check them out to see who'll be on TV in a couple of years.

What do you think audiences will enjoy the most about your show?

Just how much effort I've put into some very silly video editing.

Matt Green: Writing to Harvey Keitel is appearing at the Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant, 17-19 May 19:15

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