Friday, 26 August 2016

Socks do 10 Edinburgh Fringe Questions - British Comedy Guide

This, fresh online from the British Comedy Guide:

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets answers 10 questions about their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show...
Give us a quick overview of your comedy career so far. Are you happy with where you're at?
We started appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007 so this is our ninth new show. We've done horror, sci fi, detectives, and now we're doing Shakespeare. We're happy if we're somewhere people want to laugh at us.
Tell us two truths and one lie about yourself (but mix them up, keep us guessing!).
1. Benedict Cumberbatch once tried to walk off with us.
2. Donald Trump called us his favourite thing about Scotland.
3. Our fans include crime writer Val McDiarmid, singer songwriting superstar Dean Friedman, and former home secretary Jack Straw.
Describe your new show in exactly 23 words.
From Macbeth to Richard III to Romeo & Juliet, we do Shakespeare better than he did cos we make the comedy bits funny.
Any cunning plans to get more punters in?
We've done Shakespeare. In 2016. For god's sake, how much more damn original do you want us to be?
What's your plan for trying to eat - and drink - healthily during the Fringe?
Being Socks, eating and drinking's not really been much of a problem. After getting sweaty on stage for an hour every night, trying not to ming is our biggest challenge. That's why we recommend Febreze, for all your not-minging needs.
What will you miss most while you're away from home?
We'll miss having to explain what the Edinburgh Fringe is to people. Then, if we get good reviews, we have to look forward to explaining to people what "The Scotsman" is, and what all those stars mean.
Aside from performing, what else are you looking forward to doing in Scotland's fine capital?
Veggie food at Hendersons (the best veggie haggis in the world), then watching all the student theatre groups on the Royal Mile lying in the road so that no-one can see them. That and all the art, of which there is tons.
If you took over programming a Fringe venue, what would your perfect line-up of comedians be?
The National Theatre Of Brent (saw them at the Assembly Rooms 30 years ago, still probably the funniest show we've seen), with Johnny Vegas (in his first year here, when nobody'd heard of him and thought he was a scary mad bloke), Noble & Silver (whatever happened to them, they were genius), and Russell Howard (playing in the 50 seater room he started in, which means he'd have to do about 2000 nights to get through all the punters).
Name the one person you'd rather not bump into during the festival.
Shakespeare. We'd only argue about how to do the funny bits.
Why should audiences pick your show over the 1,800+ other Fringe offerings listed on BCG this year?
Because, as a promoter in Bristol once said, "they're alright, if you like laughing."
'Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare' is at Gilded Balloon at 10:30pm until the 29th August. Listing

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre do Shakespeare every night at 10.30pm at the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe August 2016. BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment

★★★★★ "Accessible, contemporary and ridiculous" - Brighton Argus May 2016

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