Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 interview: sketch trio Foil, Arms & Hog get Loch'd
'We’ve got a sketch about an Irish intervention to a son that -doesn’t- drink'
This article is from 2014.
‘The group stuff’s so much better now, that it’s hard to go back to the other, lesser reaction,’ laughs Sean ‘Hog’ Flanagan as he dismisses a return to performing solo stand-up. A Dublin-based trio who met at their university drama club, Foil, Arms & Hog (completed by Sean ‘Foil’ Finegan and Conor ‘Arms’ McKenna) have been garnering acclaim as a sketch troupe with some smartly funny, slick skits.
Since forming, they’ve done some TV and radio writing, unleashed a prolific output on YouTube and have appeared at the last five Edinburgh Fringes. This year’s show, Loch’d, promises more daftness. ‘We’ve got a sketch about an Irish intervention to a son that doesn’t drink,’ smiles McKenna.
‘And a Christian rock group called God Vibrations with a new member who’s just a little more extreme,’ notes Finegan. ‘And we’ve got our paper bag sketch: you put them on your head,’ relates Flanagan, before McKenna chips back in: ‘and flip them around to tell three different stories with nine separate characters.’
‘They make you look like a medieval soldier, or like a bandit and also like a horse,’ adds Flanagan. Sounds nifty.
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