Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect?

Norris and Parker

Norris and Parker

Audiences can expect a sordid soiree full of wild, dark and ridiculous sketches, characters and songs and live music courtesy of our Victorian hipster pianist, Christoph. You will laugh, you will wince and you will question everything.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence?

Our comedy heroes include Julia Davis (Nighty Night, Hunderby), Chris Morris (Brass Eye), Armando Iannucci (The Thick of it) The League of Gentlemen, Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews (Father Ted).

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

Farting, always farting.

Please tell us about your best and worst moment on stage so far.

Generally any gig where the audience is on your side, you can play and riff with them and everybody's having a nice time. Then you get a lovely shot of adrenalin that's better than heroin (when in Scotland).

The worst moment was when we bombed at an industry showcase. Parker forgot her line, looked at Norris with pathetic and frightened eyes and said "I don't know what happens next" into the microphone. It was a vulnerable moment for us both, a bit like if your pants suddenly fell down in the workplace.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

Yes, Sinead without fail turns into a quivering mess an hour before every show. She has to eat a minimum of three bananas and do a minimum of twenty wees. Katie was so nervous before our first Edinburgh preview that she wet herself. She was wearing a lycra catsuit though (obviously) so it was easily absorbed. Our pianist Christoph says he "doesn't get nervous" which we believe to be a lie and makes us question whether he is actually a human being.

Why is Edinburgh Fringe Festival such a great platform for comedians?

It's the largest and in our humble opinion the best arts festival in the world and not only is it a great platform to share your own work but also to be inspired by other performer's aswell.

Who are you looking forward to seeing as an audience member?

All our dads are banned and everyone else is most welcome.

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Do a law conversion course instead.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

Parker's Dad absolutely loves to heckle her throughout the show as if it's his god given right. He came to our first Edinburgh Preview, brought fifteen of his closest work colleagues and when Norris made a joke about her having achieved nothing with her life he shouted "IT'S TRUE." Ladies and gentleman, Sinead's mental father.

What is next for you?

Quite a lot debt and some time apart.

Norris & Parker's new comedy show 'See You At The Gallows' will be at the Pleasance Courtyard Attic for the month of August for tickets go to

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