Ronna and Beverly's most embarrassing moments in chat

This article is from 2010.

Ronna and Beverly's most embarrassing moments in chat

We ask the Edinburgh Fringe sofa beasts: What’s the chat?

The talk-show host is either a humble servant of the people or an egomaniac who turns every interview into a one-sided discussion about themselves. Ronna and Beverly are a different kind of sofa beast altogether. As they descend upon the celebs of Edinburgh, here they recall their most embarrassing moments in chat

1: After situating herself firmly on his lap, Beverly pronounced to the audience that Mad Men’s Don Draper (Jon Hamm) smells like ‘scotch and testicles’.

2: Bombing at the International Jewish Men’s Softball tournament banquet in St. Louis. They wanted strippers. They got their mothers-in-law.

3: Beverly grilling Friends star Matthew Perry about his involvement in the September 11th attacks, then admitting she missed the whole event because she took too many sleeping pills.

4: Jeff Garlin from Curb Your Enthusiasm refusing to continue his interview until Ronna marched up and down the stage in her leather pants so he could get a ‘better view’.

5: Beverly suggesting to The IT Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd that the only way he’ll make it in Hollywood is playing priests or leprechauns.

Ronna and Beverly, Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 7–29 Aug (not 16), 5.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8). Previews 4–6 Aug, £5.

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