Name: Zach & Viggo
Name of Edinburgh show: Where Does The Love Go?
Venue: Underbelly Cowgate
Performance time: Midnight
Show length: 60 minutes
Ticket price: £10
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your performing background?
All three of us dropped out of university/theatre school in our respective countries and wound up at a clown school in France. Viggo came from a stand-up/improv background in Norway, Jonny went to a top theatre school in Toronto and Zach was hacking away at the Los Angeles comedy/acting scene. We ended up hanging out a bit during the school year and slowly got closer and closer. When it was time to decide who wanted to go to Edinburgh, we were the only ones who didn’t have someone to perform with – so we decided to give it a go.
Tell me about your show, what it is all about?
This year we’re teaming up with LA-based, funk-punk dance band Thumpasaurus and adapting their 25 minute funk opera into an hour-long stage show. This show is essentially a melodrama performed by a bunch of clowns and world-class musicians.
How long have you been working on this show and what is it that makes it relevant to audiences in 2018?
Lucas Tamaren of Thumpasaurus wrote the opera last year but we only started working on it a few months ago. I believe this one is relevant because it takes place in a post-space war, futuristic world where Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Empire control the world…
Do you have any top tips for surviving the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – both for performers and visitors to the event?
Drink more water.
What has been the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you on stage?
We got asked to do Conan earlier this year and Viggo shit his pants before we went onstage. They cancelled the segment which really sucked but we got to smoke weed with Conan which was pretty dope.
Who are your biggest inspirations in the industry and why?
Our biggest inspirations are all friends like Sam Campbell, Neal Portenza, Josh Glanc, and Elf Lyons. All these artists push the boundaries in their respective fields and constantly challenge themselves by taking massive risks. Really good people to garner inspiration from.
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
We all kiss each other on the lips before we go onstage so we’re extra playful.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at Edinburgh Fringe?
Everyone we mentioned above plus Thumpasaurus, Demi Lardner, Lolly Adefope, Garry Starr, and Natalie Palamides.
Why do you think people should come and see your show over the thousands of others on at the fringe?
Norway is the number one happiest country in the world, so come get a slice.
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