“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates…somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan”
Steve Bennett, Chortle
“endlessly charming, catchy, and bloody brilliant”
Creators of viral hit The 2016 Song and Amused Moose Comedy Award finalists, musical comedy duo Flo & Joan, a.k.a. Nicola and Rosie Dempsey, will return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their brand new show The Kindness of Stranglers, performing at Just the Tonic at the Tron from 3rd – 26th August at 2:20pm.
Sisters by birth and colleagues by choice/necessity, Flo & Joan have been performing together since they were old enough to write jaunty melodies, combine them with clever wordplay, and then perform them on stage (around eighteen months ago). Following their 2016 Fringe debut Victory Flaps, Nicola and Rosie will return in The Kindness of Stranglers with more feel-good songs about suicide, sausages and the state of the world, as they try again to make things seem slightly less depressing than they have evidently become.
Flo & Joan have recently returned to the UK following two years working with the renowned improv company Second City in Toronto, where Nicola was a musical director and Rosie was a member of the inaugural House Company. In 2016 and 2017 they were part of the Best of the Fest selections at both the Montreal and Toronto Sketchfests, also winning the Now Audience Choice Award in Toronto. Their viral hit The 2016 Song has been viewed over 40 million times on social media and was featured on websites including Comedy Central (where it was video of the day), A.V. Club, Glamour and Stylist. They have appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes, are recording a series of videos for CBC Online, and have written for the BBC’s Newsjack in the UK.