Fringe Interview Quickies – Brett Blake from ‘Wizards Piss’

Interview by: Freya Hall

We know what you want: interviews that are short, sweet, and to the point. In order to satisfy all of you insatiable Fringe fanatics we devised these interview quickie questions and shot them off to the smartest and brightest that the festival has got to offer. Lap ’em up.

In this instalment we bring you: Brett Blake. After selling out his 2015 Fringe and Edinburgh shows Brett returned to Melbourne only to have his identity stolen and the event broadcast all over national news. After finding himself on Sunrise and the Today Show he escaped to Europe and whilst he was away his friend tried to commit suicide so Brett returned and decided to write a show about it all.

Wizards Piss‘ is that show.

Catch it at the Buffalo Club from the 4th to the 7th of February.  

Is this your first time at Fringe?

Last year was my first with a solo show and I sold out! I’m soooo excited to come back and do it all again! This is my first time being a part of Freo Royale.

What is your act all about?

I have ADHD so my shows are generally pretty full on and high energy. This year I will be pushing boundaries for myself as a performer. It’s going to be my best one yet!

What acts do you want to see most at this year’s festival?

Have you seen the guide!?!? There are so many shows I want to see. But if you’re a punter I always recommend seeing someone you know, someone local and something you wouldn’t normally go to!

What do you think of Perth? 

Perth Fringe is one of Australia best Fringe’s, if not the world’s. It’s still new and so the punters are so excited for entertainment. Perth is my home town and I love starting all my festival show runs there. The crowds are amazing and I’m looking forward to getting back with my new show. Really stoked about the Fremantle Hub addition as well!

And finally, why should people come and see your show? 

It’s the story of a rad drunken adventure which lead to me being on National TV with Kochie and then escaping the country. It’s exciting but also quite emotional… but mostly funny and ridiculous!!!