Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson make up Britney and they are now bringing us John, an exploration of American stereotyping entertained by us Brits that sees the pair hunt down John Hancock; an apparent epitome of the typical American man. They will be performing this new show at Bedlam Theatre throughout August.
1) What excites you most about the Edinburgh Festival?
2) What was your first Edinburgh show about?
Our first show was titled ‘Britney’ and was a narrative sketch show depicting the true story of us (Ellen and Charly) going through Charly’s battle with a brain tumour which we lovingly named Britney.
3) Does your comedy attract a certain type of audience?
All types. Are there some wronguns? Sure. Sure there are. Are there some rightuns? …. Are there?!
4) What is the worst experience you’ve had with Edinburgh accommodation?
Well it’s only our second Fringe together so no horror stories yet. Fingers crossed this year is our year.
5) What is your most treasured memory of your comedy career so far?
Most of our treasured memories have been ruined in one way or another by Ellen’s farts.
6) What shows will you definitely be seeing at the festival this year?
Sarah Kendall, Two Plus Ones, Goose, Evelyn Mok, Phil Wang, Sara Pascoe, and, of course, Peter and Bambi Heaven. Too many to name.
7) What do you hope to gain from the Edinburgh Festival this year?
Some decorum? A shred of decency? We’re gonna gain weight, babe. Greggs for breakfast, Greggs for brunch, Greggs for a snack and Greggs for lunch.
8) What do you imagine your last ever show will be about?
It’ll be grand. It’ll be grand and that’ll be very much by design. ‘Grand Designs’.