Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Preview: an interview with The Colour Ham

The Colour HamWords by Susan Ford

If you like more from your comedy show than just some plain old stand-up routines, then The Colour Ham is the group for you. The Colour Ham consists of three different personalities – a mind reader, a magician and a manic comedian. Individually, they have appeared alongside Jimmy Carr and Derren Brown in ‘4Talent’, performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and received 4 ‘yeses’ from the Britain’s Got Talent Judges. Together, they are The Colour Ham, a very exciting comedy project.

As The Colour Ham get ready for the festival, I caught up with them for an interview to discuss their show.

SF: Hello The Colour Ham, how are you?
TCH: We are very well thank you. Busy getting ready for the Fringe and Kev’s wife is due any day now so life is mad but great.

SF: Tell me a bit about yourselves?
TCH: We are Kev, a magician, Colin, a mind reader and Gav, a former primary school teacher. We’ve been performing together as The Colour Ham for about 3 and a half years now. We perform comedy with special effects. Sometimes it’s magical and sometimes it’s just very silly!

SF:How did you all meet?
TCH: Colin knew Gav, Colin also knew Kev. Colin introduced Gav to Kev, it didn’t really go very well. Then we fell in love!!

SF: Where does the name ‘The Colour Ham’ come from and what does it mean?
TCH: We can’t tell you this. It’s a secret. We will reveal this when The Colour Ham movie comes out.

SF: How excited are you about performing at the Fringe this year?
TCH: Very excited. We had no idea what to expect last year, none of us knew it would be as successful as it was. We have put in a huge amount of effort and we can’t wait to show the world what else we have!

SF: Tell me about your Fringe show 2013…
TCH: It’s high energy, it’s in your face, it’s full of wonder and it’s one of the silliest things we’ve ever written. Can’t wait!

SF: What can we expect in a show by The Colour Ham?
TCH: You can expect a joyous experience full of organised chaos…

SF: Is this your first time at the Fringe?
TCH: This is our 2nd year at the Fringe as the Colour Ham. We have all performed in other shows throughout the years.

SF: What other acts do you recommend for this year’s festival?
TCH: There’s so many, however as they are only doing 4 nights it has to be Slaughterhouse Live. They are Gav’s comedy heroes and they are insane live!!!

SF: Where can we find out more about The Colour Ham?
You can find out more at http://www.thecolourham.com and on Twitter: @thecolourham and on Facebook

The Colour Ham perform 16 nights only at Just the Tonic at the Caves – https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/colour-ham


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