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Two Plus Ones: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

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This award-winning sketch trio returns with a show that promises tight writing, banging tunes and sixth-form soul-searching.

Hello. How are you today?

Stayed up late watching videos about why sleep is so important. Then our dreams were all about why staying up watching videos is so important. So today, mainly confused.

At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?

100% accurate as this is exactly how much of the show we’ve written.

Have the momentous events of 2016 affected your act in any way?

The ‘David Bowie and Prince and Ronnie Corbett will absolutely never die’ sketch has sadly been moved to the middle of our routine where it’ll attract less attention.

Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?

We’re sharing a flat with our friends ‘Britney’. We’re going to be unfailingly polite, positive and kind to the point where it gets creepy and annoying, which will give them a common enemy thus helping them get through the month. We’ve already ordered “Good luck!” cards to leave on the kitchen counter every morning and evening. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Britney in John, Princes of Main, Pelican, Giants, Jon Pointing, Lucy Pearman, London Hughes

Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?

Beach everyday baby. Last year we saw a dog the size of a bear there. We thought about trying to ride it, but looking at the owner we had second thoughts. It was that classic “owner looking exactly like their pet” thing! He also had a pet chameleon and it was actually really hard to pick him out against the pavement.

What celebrity death hit you the hardest in 2016 (mine was Wogan)?

Not gonna even do a half-joke – Victoria Wood.

Here’s a space to write about anything you want. Go for it.

We’ve been taking beginners improv classes but this feels like intermediate level – we’ll leave that to the pros! We always remember the rule of improv: “Yes, and…”. We use it in our everyday life! But be careful to say it in the right tone, otherwise it sounds really catty and sassy. We’ve lost a bunch of friends.

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In
Just the Tonic at The Caves
3-26 Aug, 9.15pm

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