Short & Curly Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

Curly: It gives you a deadline for a show

Short: We also like working under stress and getting into debt

Curly: Yes, plus we need a reason to argue.

What have been the nuggets of inspiration behind your show this year?

Curly: Its all film genre based.

Short: Yeah so, Kevin Spacey, popcorn, pick n mix, big cokes, hotdogs.

Curly: No. More like film noir, musicals, westerns. Stuff like that.

Short: I’m hungry.

Curly: I know.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

Short: We did joke thieves once and had to replicate a beta males sketch where one of them gets naked.

Curly: Yeah, luckily for us there’s less members in our group than theirs so we had to get an audience member up to help out. They didn’t mind stripping.

When you wished a hole had opened up in the ground and swallowed you up?

Short: When we started a show by taking the audience hostage and a woman in the front row promptly ran out of the room leaving her jacket and 9 year old daughter behind.

Curly: She came back at the end of the show to explain she’d been taken hostage before. Awkward.

Short: At least we were convincing.

Curly: We were holding blue cap guns.

Short: Thug life.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

Short: It used to be Spencer Jones but luckily people are now singing his praises

Curly: Fraser Millward. All together now.

Short & Curly: Fraaaaaaser Miiiiiiillwaaaaaaard.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Short: This Glorious Monster and Kill The Beast’s Dont Wake The Damp.

Curly: Paul F Taylor, he’s great!

The one person you’d love to see your show and why?

Short: Will Ferrell, he’s funny and he’s got curly hair.

Curly: Will Ferrell, because he could help our careers.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

Short: We will make you laugh and leave your troubles at the door.

Curly: Thats a fire escape. So they’ll have to move those troubles.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Curly: Walk up a hill at some point.

Short: And down one

Curly: Touch a statue of a dog’s nose?

Ah sorry, you’re dead. But least you can have that dinner party you’ve always wanted. Who are you inviting?

Short: Do they have to be dead people? Because a lot of talented people have died this year.

Curly: I’m inviting a chef to do the cooking.

Short: A dead chef? So… Keith Floyd?

Curly: I dont think they have to be dead.

Short: Oh in that case I’ll take Ronnie Corbett.

Curly: He’s dead.

Short: Oh, in that case Will Ferrell and Kristen Schaal because they have curly hair.

Curly: Can Ronnie Corbett cook?


Short & Curly – A Curly Night In, The Gilded Balloon, Counting House, 13:15

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