The Delightful Sausage: 'It's not for everybody'
The game is afoot as The Delightful Sausage arrive in Glasgow with new material on the back of their debut hit Cold Hard Cache
The Delightful Sausage have been all aboard the success train for the past year as their Edinburgh Fringe debut marked them on the alternative comedy map. In 2018 alone, they’ve released a special on streaming service NextUp, had a run at the Soho Theatre, and played Leicester Comedy Festival. The duo – Chris Cantrill and Amy Gledhill – radiate mirth as they pause their packed schedule to answer some quickfire questions.
The Skinny: In the style of Friends' Joey Tribbiani, 'How are you feelin' (today)?'
Chris: "I’ll field this one. Hey, Mrs. Cunningham! We’re feeling ten out of ten – let’s all have some of those delicious cheeseburgers down at Al’s diner. Heeeeeeey."
Amy: "I have no further comment at this time."
Cold Hard Cache turned heads at the Edinburgh Fringe. Were you disappointed they didn't turn all the way round, like that little possessed girl who hates her mum?
A: "We couldn’t have predicted exactly how our silly show about The Internet would be received. We’re very, very aware that it’s not for everybody but we’ve been pleasantly surprised and really are chuffed to bits with the last 12 months."
C: "It gave one middle-aged lady a nosebleed, which I thought was wholly uncalled for."
The show's on NextUp, the online comedy streaming platform. What's it like looking at yourself in the past from the future?
C: "I’m consistently brought to tears as another year passes and yet I’ve still not aged. Oh when will you come for me Father Time?"
A: "If I knew then, what I know now…"
C: "Stop dreaming of another life. The contract is signed."
Your next show, The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game is part of the silly-kidz parade that is Chunks' Glasgow Comedy Festival offering. What's your fave chunk in a soup?
C & A: "Croutons!"
Regeneration Game aims to turn a down-on-its-arse town into the new Capital of Culture. What would you say constitutes a cultural capital? (I'd have to go for a decent chippy and at least two 'hole in the walls').
C: "What is culture? That’s the question which keeps us up at night."
A: "Also, when is it?"
C:" And if we were to swab under the President’s fingernails, what culture would we find there?"
A: "Full disclosure? The show is still very much a work-in-progress and there’s a strong chance we’ve not really understood the question."
There's also mention of a pivotal Working Men's Club. I think what we all really want to know is: Will there be a meat raffle?
A: "Well, we don’t want to give away too much of the ‘plot’, but there’s a chance that the meat man could very well be making an appearance at the Greater Ickleton Working Satanist's Club."
C: "She says ‘plot’ but really it’s just 400 Post-It notes with the word ‘success’ written on them."
Classic question: Have you ever thought about just stopping what you're doing, sliding into a big bun and having a bath?
C: "Sadly, we’re not really in a position to stop anything at the moment."
A: "Yes. They said they’ll hurt the people we love."
And finally, what does the frankFUTURE hold for The Delightful Sausage?
C: "We want to build a loyal fanbase. So loyal we could launch a lit firework into the crowd and all they’ll say is 'thank you'."
A: "In the future, I plan to spend more time working on my hobbies, which includes full-time admin work."
The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game (work-in-progress), McPhabbs, 16 Mar, 9pm, £5 – tickets here