Full of Laughs: The Fringe Talk Show!
Larry Smith is the host of the nightly Fringe Talk Show at the Fringe Club
(aka the Baltimore House)
This will be his SIXTH year hosting!
He tells us a little about the show and what it means to him.
I am so looking forward to my 6th year hosting the “FRINGE TALK SHOW”. Not only is it a great time, full of laughs and entertainment but it’s an entertaining and informative forum for shows at the Fringe, not only as a way to promote the show, but also a great way for audiences to hear about the inspiration, and a lot about the work that went into each show.
All walks of Fringe life are interviewed, including actors, directors, and producers, as well as the all important seldom seen heroes of the Fringe- the tech people, volunteers, and designers.
A lot of the live entertainment during the talk show, is provided by performers in Fringe shows. In the past we’ve featured music, poetry, dance, puppets, magic, cooking demos, and more! As host I also present a small stand up comedy set at the start of each talk show (I celebrated 26 years as a fulltime comic in April) and I turn each guest’s name into a cartoon picture while their interview takes place. We have quizzes, games, and other fun stuff to keep the audience involved.
On the final night of the talk show, “The 6th ANNUAL LARRY AWARDS” will once again be presented to Fringe shows, and people from the audience that have joined us for the fun, that is “THE FRINGE TALK SHOW”
Over the past years it has been my absolute pleasure to facilitate a forum where talented people from all over the map, can not only promote their shows, but also through an interview give us a deeper look, and understanding of their production.
My motto for the “FRINGE TALK SHOW” has always been….“It’s a show FOR and ABOUT everything FRINGE”
I’ve met great people over the last few years, so come on out to the BALTIMORE HOUSE each night of the festival at 9 p.m. and have a blast like we’ve had over the past 6 years!