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?