Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. James and Edward of The Funny Brothers, tells us about their showThe Funny Brothers: The Pre-reality tour, which they will be performing at Joshua Brookes
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
James-The most important comedy show ever. Actually, don’t write ‘show’; write ‘work of art’.
Is this your first visit to the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
James-This is our first trip to the Fringe, I’ve heard there’s a lot of togetherness – a really united city.
Edward-We’ve been to Manchester before though, people talk a lot slower there.
James-Mine was a football joke by the way.
How has the show developed on the way to the Greater Manchester Fringe?
James-We actually wrote it perfectly first time.
Edward-There’s loads of different types of funny, plus we’ve developed some new ones.
How have you been preparing for the Greater Manchester Fringe?
James-We want the jokes to sound fresh so not a lot of rehearsing.
Edward-I’ve been working a lot more to pay for mine and James’s trains to Manchester.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
Edward-The level of writing.
James– Yeah, the quality. And the quantity. I bet you won’t have many shows that last an hour.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Festival (apart from your own!)?
James- Did you say apart from our own? There won’t be a Funny Brothers show if we miss it.
Edward-I think it was a light-hearted joke.
James-Oh right, I enjoyed it. Are you doing a show? If you are, that’s the one I’m looking forward to.
If your show was a biscuit what type of biscuit would it be and why?
Edward-A Nutri-Grain, because they’re high in fibre.
Edward-Sorry about him.
James-What’s wrong, allergic to funny?
Dates and times: 7th &8th July
Ticket prices: £6
Venue: Joshua Brookes
Box Office Details: https://www.ticketea.co.uk/tickets-the-funny-brothers-the-pre-reality-tour/
Company Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheFunnyBrothers.15