Impertinent Questions for Harry & Chris

Harry and ChrisWhat is your favourite synonym for “bum”?

H: Heiny C: Them hillocks

Whose swearing makes you laugh the most?

When playing a young writers’ event earlier this year, Chris asked the organiser how the ‘rabid hoards’ were doing, but it came out as ‘rabid whores’. Does that count as swearing?

Who should come to see your show and why?

130 people per day, because that’s the capacity. Also any fans of comedy, music, poetry, jazz, or none of the above. We’ll take anyone.

Who are you excited about seeing this year?

H: Chris’ solo show, and the music half of Harry and Chris: This One’s For The Aliens. C: Harry’s solo show, and the poetry half of Harry and Chris: This One’s For The Aliens

Imagine you come off stage and find a wish come true. Which food/drink/present/person would be waiting for you?

Maybe a Segway? Neither of us have ridden a Segway and it’d be cool to roll out of the venue on a Segway. How many times do you think we need to mention Segway before they give us a free Segway? Segway.

Describe your perfect day at the Fringe.

Probably rolling around on a Segway, that excellent mode of transport by the company Segway, who we love.

How long does it take to come down after a show and how do you do it?

We used to go to Nando’s and count the change people had put into our bucket from the free fringe to see if we could afford a whole chicken between us but now Harry’s turned vegetarian and also wrote a poem for someone’s wedding who works at Nando’s, so we got some free vouchers, so we’d probably just cruise round on some smooth smooth Segways.

In the game “Would You Rather?” what’s the hardest choice you have had to make?

Would you rather eat a curry flavoured poo or a poo flavoured curry?

What’s your favourite Brexit metaphor?

That by body mass Chris makes up 51.8% of Harry and Chris and even though it’s slightly more than Harry it’s basically half so when we’re making decisions we still work it out between us so everyone ends up happy and goes to see us at Underbelly Cowgate at 6:40 every night. Is that a metaphor?

Who or what helped you believe you were going to make it in comedy?

When we did our first show at the fringe it was under spoken word and people said it was surprisingly funny, so we switched over to the comedy section. The fact that nobody’s complained that we are surprisingly speaking words makes us think we’ve got away with it.

Tell us something your agent doesn’t want us to know.

That we don’t really care about money because we know Jesus Christ our lord will provide us riches in heaven.


Buy tickets for Harry and Chris: This One’s for the Aliens here

6.40pm |Underbelly | 1-24 Aug




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