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Frimston and Rowett – 10 Edinburgh questions

Sunday, July 22 2012

For their second Fringe show, double act Frimston and Rowett believe meta is better

Frimston and Rowett

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.

• Frimston and Rowett: Huge Mistakes is on at 6.15pm, at Just the Tonic at the Caves


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