Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Here, Jon & Nath tells us about their show, Jon & Nath Like To Party, which they’ll be performing at The Warren.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Fast-paced sketch show filled with slapstick, satire and silliness brought to you by two best friends who can’t stand each other.
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
We heard Brighton likes to party and if Brighton likes to party like we like to party then we’d like to party with Brighton.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
Gigging with the lovely Brighton folk, and also with angry London bastards. Trimming and tuning the show to be the best it can be. Nath has also been doing push-ups and Jon is learning French.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
We have the hottest Jehovah’s Witness act around, some huge guest stars*, an exorcism and one of the most advanced robots ever created**.
(* Guest stars may be Nath doing his shitty impressions)
(** Robot may be Jon in aluminium foil)
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
One Man Two Ghosts – a hilarious clown version of Blithe Spirit. Not only because Nathan is in it, but we’ve both seen it, and Jon says it’s the second best show on the Fringe.
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
“If you give me that flyer I’ll stab you.” (Nath was hurt quite badly and Jon felt bad for running away.)
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Jon is lactose intolerant and Nath thinks milking cows in unnatural so we respectfully decline to answer this question. We do love Brighton Pier though and encourage people to stick with sorbet.
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