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Thunderbards: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

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The acclaimed sketch duo return with an hour of gag laden comedy, filled with their trademark off-beat jokes, fast paced sketches and overwhelming politeness.


Hello. How are you today?

Glenn: Great thanks.

Matt: Glenn’s great thanks.

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

Matt: We think we’ve done a good job in keeping it as vague as possible.

Glenn: Yeah, apart from that line about “We’ll be celebrating how Sir Roger Moore is definitely still alive. Long live Sir Roger Moore!” then we’re fine.

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

Matt: We can’t do our much-loved observational stuff about the colour of UK passports.

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

Matt: I’ll be living with my fiance, because I’m a real grown-up.

Glenn: There’s a 24-hour McDonalds off Princes Street which lets you stay there if you buy an item off the menu once every three hours, so there I guess.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Glenn: There’s a show called The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle that’s performed by Glenn Moore. Very good comedian, very intelligent, not insecure.

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

Glenn: Lying to myself that I’ll climb Arthur’s Seat for the first time. Five times I’ll have been to the Fringe – five times I’ve lied to myself.

Matt: Sampling Edinburgh’s delightful hidden treasures. Last time, for instance, I found tucked away underneath an old pub, an illegal cockfighting ring. It was such a treat to watch a man lose both a bet, and subsequently his left hand.

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

Glenn: It has to be Alan Rickman. I can’t think of any others that really affected me.

Matt: For me, probably both of Glenn’s parents.

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

Glenn: The “Oooh, Jeremy Corbyn” chant also works with “Oooh, Robert Mugabe”, and “Homes Under The Hammer.”


Thunderbards: 4nd
Gilded Balloon
2-27 Aug, 3.15pm
£10-£12

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