EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Jon and Nath Like to Party
Tell us a bit about your show.
Jon& Nath Like To Party is a mischievous new sketch comedy show from two best friends who can't stand each other - Jon Levene & Nathan Lang. Action-packed sketch, crackling satire, outrageous impressions and some pretty hardcore physical comedy - including the hottest (and possibly only) Jehovah's Witness act in town. Imagine the pace and characters of The Fast Show crossed with the very real slapstick of Bottom. This is not post-graduate revue-style sketch comedy, it's our own distinctive act with a mixture of some very clever bits (like our sci-fi robot sketch and satire on hipster restaurants) and some visceral bits (Nath's impression of himself and Jon's dancing are becoming legendary for all the wrong reasons).
Why bring it to Edinburgh?
Because it's ready. We've dreamed of doing Edinburgh since meeting at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (when we lived there), and we've worked really hard on this show, through Camden Fringe and Brighton Fringe.
What sets it apart from other shows at the Fringe?
Because we love/hate each other so much, we're able to bring authentic physical violence to the stage. For us it's cathartic and for our audience it's very satisfying. We have some huge guest stars*, an exorcism, and one of the most sophisticated dance robots ever created**.
* Guest stars may be Nath doing impressions.
** Robot is definitely Jon in aluminium foil.
Who would you recommend comes to see you?
This is sketch comedy for all ages as long as they're 16+ (mainly due to one sketch that would get us pulled from TV in about 5 seconds). If you liked The Young Ones or The Comic Strip or Big Train, you're in. Also if you know who Woody Allen is, you're in.
Are there any other shows you're hoping to catch at the festival?
Obviously we'll both be at the second-best show at this year's Fringe... Nath's solo show The Stuntman (16-27 Aug, 1.30pm @ The Free Sisters) and you should too - it's the surreal story of a complete idiot told through physical comedy, clowning, characters and real onstage stunts. We also would not dream of missing Marny Godden is One Tooth, Sunil Patel in Titan, and the guys who beat us at Sketchfest because they're so good - Dirty White Boys in Stupid.
Timings and ticket information for Jon and Nathan Like to Party are available on the edfringe website.