Comedy Fringe Debut: Heffernan & Fletcher

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  • 29 July 2013

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Comedy Fringe Debut: Heffernan & Fletcher

Comedy double-act appears for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013

What do you think might work out as the best piece of advice you receive ahead of your Fringe debut?
Pack a mac.

What do you expect will be the least useful piece of advice?
Pack a bikini.

Imagine this is September: looking back at August, what would constitute a successful Fringe?
Bums on seats, happy crowds and five-star reviews.

In krugerrands, how much do you expect to lose during the Fringe?
Ten million krugerrand.

Back in the old days, there used to be a thing called ‘the festival shag’. Is this ancient tradition likely to play any part in your thinking during August?
It may certainly play a part in our thinking but not in our pants.

Back in the old days, comedians would drink alcohol solidly for a whole month and still manage to get out and do their show every day: how much are you likely to imbibe per day?
We are both teetotallers, between the hours of 5am–midday.

What qualities do you expect from a Fringe venue?
Dark, damp and friendly.

Will you read your reviews before your run is over and if so, how do you think they will affect you as a comedian and as a human being?
We will read our reviews and we expect them to enhance our work as comediennes and damage us as human beings.

Next year, will you consider returning as a double act?
I doubt we’ll make it through, so it’s solo shows for the both of us next year! Megan will return to Edinburgh with her self-penned, one-woman show Having Tits is a Crime, a dystopian post-feminist saga; while Sophie will debut with her dancing dog, Biscuit-le-Twix.

Do you undertake any superstitious rituals before going on stage?
Megan brushes her teeth and Sophie does downward facing dog.

If you were about to perform at the Fringe for your tenth year, where would you expect your career to be at that point?
Ten years further away from where we are now.

Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, 3–25 Aug (not 12), 3.40pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9). Previews 1 & 2 Aug, £6.

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