Greater Manchester FringePreview

MANC MINI: The Funny Brothers: The Pre-reality tour

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

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