Fringe comedy debut: Thrice

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  • 26 July 2013

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Fringe comedy debut: Thrice

Comedy trio appears for the first time at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

What do you think might work out as the best piece of advice you receive ahead of your Fringe debut?
Have fun. Don't be shit.

What do you expect will be the least useful piece of advice?
Get a back-up career.

Imagine this is September: looking back at August, what would constitute a successful Fringe?
Three full heads of hair.

In krugerrands, how much do you expect to lose during the Fringe?
All the krugerrands.

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?
All our homes are fully carpeted.

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're too skint to drink this year. Plus it makes us forget our lines and it can make Sarah violent.

What qualities do you expect from a Fringe venue?
A free pass to the other shows.

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?
Yes, we'll be reading them because it's always interesting to hear other people's opinions, although it's important to remember that's all they are. Enjoy the good ones, shrug off the bad ones. You can't please everyone.

Next year, will you consider returning as a double act?
There's three of us, so if one of us dies then a double act is a definite possibility. If two of us die then there's probably enough material in that for a good solo show about grief. Or murder.

Do you undertake any superstitious rituals before going on stage?
Just the usual human sacrifice.

If you were about to perform at the Fringe for your tenth year, where would you expect your career to be at that point?
Ideally we'd like to have under our belt: a couple of series, a perfume range and a lawsuit.

Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, 3–25 Aug (not 13), 7.50pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50). Previews 1 & 2 Aug, £6.


  • 2 stars

James Grant Comedy / Mike Leigh Associates. Nathan Dean Williams is wrong. Sibling sketch duo Toby are worse. Together they are perfect. Witches, whingers, perverts, fantasists, simpletons, sadists and sillybillys. Inventive sketch comedy from the murky corners of an unwell mind. Written by Nathan Dean Williams…

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