London Irish Comedy: Ten minutes with… Foil Arms & Hog

London Irish Comedy: Ten minutes with… Foil Arms & Hog

Foil Arms and Hog chat to The Irish Post ahead of this Saturday's London Irish Comedy Festival Edinburgh Preview season, which runs until June 14 at the London Irish Centre in Camden.

What makes you laugh?

All the classics; dogs with hats, cats making human faces, babies dancing and large people falling from small heights.

When's the last time you really laughed?

I woke up this morning from a dream laughing. It was bizarre. Wish I could remember the dream.

What's the best joke you've ever heard?

We really love the Key and Peele sketch 'Substitute Teacher'.

What made you get into comedy?

An unquenchable thirst for attention.

Who is your favourite comedian?

Different for all of us: Hog loves Lee Evans, Arms loves Seinfeld and Foil loves Bill Cosby.

What's the most common misconception about comedians?

That we’re manic depressives... that stereotype really gets us down... it's like no one out there understands us.

Any situations you just can’t find humour in?

Never say never.

How do you deal with hecklers?

Respond as the character you're playing in the sketch, it blows their simple drunken minds.

What’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened to you at a gig?

We were once brought on stage by a cassette tape recording as the promoter wanted to save money on a compere.

Do your friends and family think you are funny?

Err yeah!

Is there a difference in UK/Irish humour?

Not a huge difference. The Irish like stories and the English like word play. The Scots and Welsh are more along the Irish line of things and the Northerners love dark jokes.

Should comedians have lines they don't cross? do you?

Yes, the one beside the driver when the bus is moving.

What's your best personal comedy moment to date?

Our first show at Dublin’s Vicar street last month sold out. It was really nice.

Catch Foil Arms and Hog at the London Irish Centre Camden this Saturday at 7.30. Buy tickets here.