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Frimston and Rowett – 10 Edinburgh questions
For their second Fringe show, double act Frimston and Rowett believe meta is better
1. What is your show about?
Ed Rowett: On one level it’s a straightforward sketch show, but at the same time it’s kind of a sketch show about doing a sketch show, and the difficulties of existing as a double act.
Rob Frimston: It’s about 55 minutes.
2. Describe it in 3 words.
ER: Frimston and Rowett.
RF: About 55 minutes.
3. What is your favourite part of the show?
RF: The 55-minute mark.
ER: We’re still on that?
4. Complete this sentence: if you like ... then, hell, you might just like my show.
ER: “traditional sketch comedy with a twist”
RF: What’s the twist?
ER: It was earth all along.
RF: What about all the apes?
ER: There were no apes.
5. If your show were a dog, what type of dog would it be?
ER: Probably a Great Dane. Because we’re such massive dogs.
RF: BOOM! Everyone was thinking it.
6. If you could change one thing about the Fringe, what would it be?
RF: It wouldn’t have receded halfway up my head.
ER: Rob wouldn’t be bald by the time we get there.
7. Name 3 other shows you'd recommend seeing.
ER: The Beta Males, The Chris and Paul Show, and Cheese-Badger Presents: Midge (A Two-Man Musical).
RF: Faulty Towers: the Dining Experience.
ER: He sees it every year.
FR: It’s where I get all my meals. “I’m a doctor and I want my sausages!”
ER: You’re not a doctor.
8. What would you be doing this summer if you weren't in Edinburgh?
ER: Pretty ladies.
RF: That’s both offensive and untrue.
9. Which double acts do you particularly like/admire?
ER: I like double acts where you get a sense of their own relationship coming through, rather than just them playing a series of characters. People like Morecambe and Wise.
RF: Or Bert and Ernie.
ER: Less so them.
RF: My parents.
ER: Are you just listing people who share a bed?
RF: I think that’s the key.
10. What habit does the other one have that really pisses you off?
ER: He only reads autobiographies from The Works. I don’t know why that winds me up so much, but it does. Read a proper book!
RF: I’m reading Alan Sugar’s at the moment. It’s rubbish.
ER: Of course it is! What were you hoping for?
RF: To wind you up.
ER: Of course.