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The Crooners: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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Hello. How are you today?

Never better! We just found out that Edinburgh has a castle in it. This is going to be great!

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

“An hour of non-stop, razor-sharp, unadulterated show business”: CHECK. “A stupid, surreal and really really good looking musical comedy with live piano”: CHECK. “Frankie Paradise and Louie Valentine know all the hits!”: NEARLY CHECK. Like 80%. It’s cool though, anything we lack in singing ability we more than make up for in FABULOUS PRIZES.

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

It’s a three-way flatshare with a couple of the BattleActs Improvised Comedy gang and the sketch double-act Egg. Hopefully the improvisers will bring a positive attitude and be ready to “Yes and…” us when we explain why we won’t be helping out with the cleaning. Egg seem like a good pair too, we’re planning on recruiting them as barstaff for the flat cocktail cabinet.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Apart from our trusty flatmates, we’re looking forward to catching our Fight In The Dog pals Will Andrews and Maddie Rice, wide-eyed film maker Richard Soames and our deliciously insane, late-night cabaret companions Mr Thing.

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

We’ve heard tell they have a mystical orange ‘Bru’ in these parts and we’re keen to explore this further.

The Fringe’s tagline this year is ‘Into The Unknown’. What do people not know about you?

We’re actually just two-sets of children stacked on top of each other crammed into a pair of well fitting tuxedos.

I’m bored of all the podcasts I currently subscribe to. Can you recommend me a good one please?

Adam Buxton is a constant delight – the man can do no wrong. The Guilty Feminist is great too, very handy for any gents looking to understand what it is those mysterious women folk want. We haven’t listened to all of the episodes yet but I imagine the answer is enchanted jewels.

The Crooners
Pleasance Courtyard
1-26 Aug, 11pm

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