Acclaimed comedy duo Laura Checkley and Victoria Bush are back for their third Edinburgh Festival this year, with a show packed full of dark witty sketches, snappy banter and kick-arse song parodies. But not before they've done our Edinburgh Q&A.
Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.
Mix the Saturday night silliness of Ant & Dec, the dark surreal characters of League of Gentleman, add boobs and voila! It's Checkley & Bush!
Your best Edinburgh moment?
Bush: Our first ever sell-out show.
And your worst?
Checkley: Our first ever sell-out show. We came off stage, went to box office and said, "Hey we sold out" and they replied with a "No, it wasn't technically sold out because four comps went to industry." So the ‘Sell Out’ badge still eludes us!
You've got one hour free in Edinburgh - what do you do?
Bush: Without a shadow of a doubt, the City Café. They do THE best milkshakes. In fact, if you ever wanna stalk us or find us, we are mostly in there.
Checkley: Eating and staring into space, usually.
Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?
Checkley: Under The Stairs is a beautiful bar/eatery. There are big sofas in there, old board games and the staff are so welcoming. It's a great place to recharge the batteries. It's a real tonic.
Bush: And the staff are so pretty, too.
Checkley: Very true.
Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!
Checkley: We can't give you our secrets... we'd have to lock you away forever.
Bush: Buy a new wardrobe ready for your return, because nothing will fit you by the end.
Checkley: Yeah, I put on a stone during my first Edinburgh.
Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?
Checkley: Deep-fried haggis, I suppose.
Bush: Deep-fried Mars Bar all the way. I'd usually opt for a deep-fried pizza. That's my Saturday night treat.
Checkley: Why does it all have to be deep-fried? Oh, it's all a bit too much for me!
Kilt or trousers?
Checkley: Kilt, definitely. Do I have to go commando, though?
Bush: Yes, of course.
Checkley: Great. Kilt it is, then!
Arthur's Seat or Arthur Smith?
Checkley: Arthur Smith, because not only do we love Life Of Grime, he's also a South London boy too, like us.
Bush: Except we're not boys.
Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, I will be mainly..."
Checkley: Drinking and flyering. Sometimes both at the same time!
Bush: Eating a lot of well-hung burgers. That is NOT a euphemism - promise.
Checkley and Bush’s show Comedy Riot! is at 20.55 at Just the Tonic at The Caves, 2-26 August (not 14). Find out more and book tickets here.