EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Giants
BWW speaks to Giants about their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show.
What can you tell us about Giants?
Giants is a sketch double act from last year's Presidents of the Oxford Revue, Will Hislop and Barney Fishwick, performing as bashful debutants in our first independent Edinburgh Fringe show.
What sets Giants apart from other comedy shows at the festival?
I think something quite unique about us and our act is that we have known each other since we were born. So a lot of the show is an exploration of friendship, growing up and how much you actually know the people around you. The rest is throwing props at the audience and pretending to be sick on things.
How long have you been working together?
We started doing comedy together at university as part of a 5-man group called 'The Buttless Chaps' where someone always wore a pair of buttless chaps as part of the finale. We've been doing comedy ever since.
This is your Edinburgh Fringe debut- do you think you know what to expect?
I think we vaguely know because we came up a lot when we were at university. But it's a big gear shift when you perform here independently because you're under your own name and there's no benign institution to cover your losses.
Who would you recommend comes to see Giants?
I think we have a fairly broad appeal. There's music, dancing, parodies and a bit of satire sneaking in there aswell. On the whole it's good, honest, clean fun.
Timings and ticket information for Giants are available on the edfringe website.