The Edinburgh Festival is nearly upon us - and the latest comics to do our 10 Quick Questions are Ray Peacock and Ed Gamble - stars of live shows, podcasts and not that much telly. But that's alright by them...
Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.
Brilliant and fun double act show about how we don’t even care that they won’t put us on the telly - a giant, hilarious, petulant strop.
Your best Edinburgh moment?
Definitely when Ray got giddy in our show last year and put a chair on his head in imitation of a Dinobot for absolutely no reason, after being reduced to tears from singing The Ugly Duckling.
And your worst?
When Ray had his arms wedged in the chair, tripped on a mic lead, and fell badly. Unable to break his fall, he got cut up something rotten and still has scars almost a year later. He bled and bled. Ed ran off scared.
You've got one hour free in Edinburgh - what do you do?
Is that all we are getting? We would definitely do our show again, just for ourselves in the flat as it genuinely entertains us just as much as the audience. We would film it and then watch it back if we had another spare hour later, too.
Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?
We had a dinner at the top of Harvey Nichols last year. We are not being all flash or anything, they just have a terrace up there and it is really good for spitting at the people below from (the ones who are going into Harvey Nichols to show off).
Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!
Always leave a beaker outside your window as the rain is 40% proof.
Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?
Well, Ed has to go for haggis as he is a diabetic - which is something to do with being too much of a baby to eat chocolate or something - so Ray will have the battered Mars bar like a macho man and won’t even die from it (in the short-term, anyway).
Kilt or trousers?
Trousers. Kilts make you look like you’ve just got out of the shower, but all the time. But you have put your socks on. This analogy isn’t really holding up.
Arthur's Seat or Arthur Smith?
Arthur Smith. We share a radio show with him (The Comedy Club on Radio 4 Extra) and he is always giving us the evil eye about it, so we are a little bit scared of him and with that in mind have to always choose him over a mountain or whatever it is. If we can choose 'Arthur’s anything' then we will go for 'Arthur’s slippers' as he leaves them in the studio all the time, so he always has a presence there - a bit like the father in Miss Julie. They are weird little pixie slippers and we have never seen him in them but always laugh at the thought of it.
Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, we will be mainly...
...maintaining that there is a 'buzz' about our show and telling everyone that the rumour is that 'this is our year'. If we say it enough then we won’t have to pretend we don’t want to be on telly…”
Peacock & Gamble’s show Peacock & Gamble Don't Even Want To Be On The Telly is at 21.40 at the Pleasance Dome, 1-26 August. Find out more and book tickets here.