Welcome to this months feature theme, in the run up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we tend to forget about the groups and comedians that are heading there for the first time and just how much work goes on behind the scenes to prepare everything. Well this month we are going to learn face on as we are going behind the scenes with the improv troupe Banana Hut Gang Improv. This is sadly the last week of interviews but we did a traditional Quick Fire Round with the gang!
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Sam: Ate a fully intact fried scorpion in Vietnam. Crispy yet mushy. Revolting.
If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
Sam: Donald Trump. I’d just undo everything he has done.
What would your autobiography be called?
James: Questions Not Yet Answered
Alex: I Will Not Be Rushed
What is the most delightful word you can think of?
Sam: Quintessence. That ol’ dog Shakespeare new what he was doing.
Sam: Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Greatest film ever made.
Alex: Waiting for Guffman
Who is your comedy hero and why?
James: For me it has to be Victoria Wood. She had such a way with language and created really great characters, particularly for women. I quote her stuff all the time ‘By God, if her bum were a bungalow she’s never get a mortgage on it…’
What is your favourite movie quote?
James: ‘Get Away From Her You Bitch’
Laura: should this be : “Not my daughter you bitch”?!
If you could be any flavour of ice cream what would it be and why?
James: Would it be cheating to say Neapolitan? Best of all worlds, strawberry, vanilla and Chocolate
Currently watching on Netflix?
Chris: Schitts Creek! I might steal a lot of their character choices for my own characters…!
Alex: Dead to Me
What is one item you could NEVER live without?
Chris: Phone. If anyone says anything else, they’re lying
Last time you laughed very hard out loud?
Chris: Honestly, doing our show at the Bridewell. I think we’d forgotten – a little bit – just how much energy an audience can give you, which in turn just made everything feel great. When you’re in that kind of mood, even the simplest things can set you off…
If you could go any where in the world where would you go and why?
Chris: Japan – I really want to experience that contrast between the super high tech cities and the beauty and quietness of the rural areas. Plus I base most of decisions on holiday (and when not on holiday…) around food and I bet it’s awesome there.
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