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Q & A : Jake Farrel

We're interviewing Jake Farrel on his Edinburgh Fringe Show 'Sky' debuting at Pleasance Courtyard. Highly anticipated, Jake tells the story of his venture back into suburbia, returning to his hometown Stevenage during Covid 19. The show follows an intimate look at family life as a series unfortunate events take place from rat infestations to mad neighbours questioning: How far would you go for the people you love?

See Jake Farell: Sky at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 3-28 August. For more information and tickets visit

Describe your show Sky in one sentence?

A debut stand up show that is the story of moving home to Stevenage and involves suburban dread, dreamy romanticism and Deliveroo.

Are you excited to take your first show to the Fringe Festival

Yes! I'm at the Pleasance courtyard which is (for my money) the best venue at the Fringe and I'm working with Berks Nest who have put on loads of shows that I've loved in previous years. I've worked really hard previewing to get the show ready and think I've got an interesting story to tell. Moving back to Stevenage has been a cross between a zany sitcom like Malcolm in the Middle and a particularly harrowing David Lynch film.

What do you hope an audience member will take away from this show?

A load of flyers to give out to other people (and the overwhelming feeling that love will always triumph over adversity).

What is one thing Covid-19 has taught you?

That Bill Gates is trying to turn us all into 5G pylons so that he can broadcast satanic influenced messages about Microsoft Excel into the ionosphere

What is one thing people need to try/visit when in your beloved town of Stevenage?

There's a pub called "Our Mutual Friend" that is a must-see on a Stevenage matchday. It's under 4 quid for a pint of Guinness and they have about thirty screens for the early kick off.

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