How the devil are you, Tarot?


Who is your favourite cartoon character and why?

Any cartoon character that looks like an absolute ride is alright by us, e.g. Captain Bucky O’Hare, Marge Simpson, The Green Giant. Imagine a night with the lad off the Pringles tube. Wild. 

What’s one of the best compliments you’ve received and what was it that made it significant
for you?

“Wow! You’re driving all the way back to Wales now?! That’s impressive” it was significant because it was the 100th time we’d heard it from an act who refuses to gig south of the river in the city they live in. A real landmark.

How old were you when you started telling jokes and can you remember the first one?
Ed was roughly four and the joke was “Why did the farmer? Because the field.” Kath was ten and it was a rip off of Eddie Murphy’s homophobic RAW show that she now regrets, and Adam will let you know when it happens. 

Describe your ideal front row audience member.

100 mouths for laughing, 200 hands for clapping, 300 thighs for slapping, an extra-long excretion tube that’s already steeped in the toilet so they don’t have to leave halfway through for a waz. Oh and one enlarged heart that’s willing to let go and be swept away in the magic of it all. 

Maybe a penis too so there’s something easy to grab and pick it up by when it refuses to leave till we sign all its thighs at the end of the night.

Which comedy routines have you watched until you know them by heart?
“You won, Jane. Enjoy the money, I hope it makes you happy. Dear lord, what a sad little life, Jane. You ruined my night completely so you could have the money and I hope now you can spend it on lessons in grace and decorum. Because you have all the grace of a reversing dump truck without any tyres on. So Jane, take your money and get off my property.” 

What did you miss most about comedy in the last two years? What do you value more now
because of it? 

We missed the greenrooms. When you do comedy you get to hang out with the funniest people in the world. The gigs are great but the work colleagues really are top-notch or sexual predators.

Which podcast can you not live without?

Anything deep dive that lasts the 5-hour drive back from gigs (minus 40 minutes so we can whack on some incredibly loud punk/ 90’s chart toppers to chase away the snoozies).

What is comedy’s greatest benefit for the world?

Comedy is great for giving people a direction in which to point their laughs so they don’t look unwell.

Which shows do you have a great feeling about at this year’s Fringe?

Chloe Petts, Grace Petrie, Sophie Duker, Jessica Fostekew, Sikisa, Josh Jones

Tell us about your Fringe show.

Not sure yet, we hear you shouldn’t be going if you can’t write it on the train up so we’ll drop you an update at 12.47 on August 29th as we climb aboard the hype (Edinburgh) train! 

Anything else you want to tell us?

Jet fuel can’t melt steel beams. 

Click here to buy tickets for Tarot: Cautionary Tales

10pm | Pleasance Courtyard (Beside) | 3 – 28 August


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