Edinburgh Fringe: 10 Questions With Bourgeois & Maurice

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There are plenty of political comedians out there. And there are plenty of cabaret ones, too. But the fiendishly talented duo Bourgeois & Maurice combine the two - mixing social commentary with jokes, songs and amazing outfits. They're performing their new show Sugar Tits at this year's Edinburgh Fringe - and here they are to tell us all about it, Edinburgh and why you should never have too many Trifle-tinis...

Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.
A whirlwind tour of pre-apocalypse, post-coalition Britain, crammed into an hour of original songs, some experimental fashions and a nice UV sign.

Your best Edinburgh moment?
Discovering £4 Trifle-tinis (also known as French Martinis to more aspirational types) at the Gilded Balloon performers' bar in 2009. It’s like a dessert and a fine alcoholic beverage all in one.

And your worst?
Drinking too many £4 Trifle-tinis at the Gilded Balloon performers' bar in 2009, resulting in the total collapse of Maurice’s immune system. Our 2009 run ended with her going to A&E, being put on a drip for 24 hours, and three cancelled shows. Good times.

You've got one hour free in Edinburgh - what do you do?
Go to Harvey Nichols and look at all the nice things you’d be able to afford if you weren’t an Edinburgh Fringe performer.

Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?
Edinburgh Bargain Stores on Nicholson Street. Just imagine something you’d like to own - literally anything in the world - they will stock it. In three different colours. A must-see.

Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!
Maplin have got buy-one-get-two-free on batteries at the moment.

Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?
Just deep-fry your heart and be done with it.

Kilt or trousers?
Catsuit. Obvs.

Arthur's Seat or Arthur Smith?
Neither, we’re feminists.

Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, I will be mainly...
...pushing the gay agenda onto impressionable children.”

Bourgeois & Maurics’s show Sugartits is at 22.15 at the Underbelly - Belly Dancer, 2-26 August (not 14). Find out more and book tickets here.

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