The joke that you loved but no one else did?
M: I wrote a very extended gag about Colditz Castle that I was convinced would DEFINITELY read.
S: It did not.
M: No it really didn’t.
S: I’m not sure there’s ever been that much silence.
The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?
S: We wrote a throwaway line about me pissing myself.
M: Oh my god yeah and it became one of the biggest laughs of the show.
M: Never gets old.
The comedians that made you want to be a comedian?
S: French and Saunders, for absolutely sure.
M: Yeah, as generic as that answer is- it’s true.
S: They were just so funny and smart and doing so many different things and they always looked like they were having the best time ever and as a kid or teenager that was like ‘obviously if that’s a job I will be doing that please’.
The last thing that made you cry with laughter?
M: We laugh the whole time in rehearsals
S: Yeah- we do a lot of improv around the characters and Harry (Trevaldwyn) who plays Dylan in the show is just ridiculously funny.
M: As are the rest of the cast- it’s a good job we’re writing it because we can even it out by giving ourselves the funniest lines.
S: We joke, we joke, we’re as funny, everyone is funny and all the lines are funny…
M…please see our show .
Mack & Salt discuss Deadpan Theatre’s ‘Third Wheel’.
Gilded Balloon Teviot – The Dining Room, 2nd-27th August 2pm.