Comedians on Phones Texting Strangers: A Fringebiscuit Social Experiment
We’re not going to lie, we’ve been working on this project for longer than we care to admit. What started as a
bad half-baked brilliant idea over a couple of late-night drinks in mid-July has finally become a reality. We’re proud to present the first in a series of Fringebiscuit’s forays into the field of social science.
Like all genuinely important scientific enquiries, this first played out on Twitter. Read on to find out more…
*epic music*— Fringebiscuit (@fringebiscuit) August 24, 2019
Two mystery #edfringe comedians... two phones... & seven minutes to figure out who they’re texting... These are the kinds of serious social science experiments we engage in @Fringebiscuit.
Welcome to...#MakeYourFringe #edfringe2019 pic.twitter.com/hiGrzJYChv
1/ Sit back, this is a thread. Are you excited? Never mind, we're excited for you. This is quite possibly the best thing we've ever done (this summer).— Fringebiscuit (@fringebiscuit) August 24, 2019
So, of all the hilarious comics @edfringe2019, who did we wrangle? Feel free to jot down your guesses below! Here's Part 1... pic.twitter.com/kxThAS7XBq
2/Post-Part 1 Analysis. 2 different approaches right of the bat. HUBBA's cheery "Hello!", seeks to kill 'em with kindness. FUNKYDUCK is more, "Fuck that, I'm playing to win. Hello. Full Stop." Both are polite to the point of mundanity, so they're probably English. Part 2, anyone? pic.twitter.com/vG4rPryKUC— Fringebiscuit (@fringebiscuit) August 24, 2019
3/ Now we're getting down to business. FUNKYDUCK makes a play for personal info, but HUBBA deflects with aplomb. We @fringebiscuit appreciate that the clue hunting is intermixed with low-key dick-measuring (vagina measuring?) about who's the bigger player at the fringe. Part 3... pic.twitter.com/V31rg1cKNs— Fringebiscuit (@fringebiscuit) August 24, 2019
4/ Things we've learned: FUNKYDUCK'S dad has pageant-mom levels of investment in his offspring's comedy career. We are envious. HUBBA should really remember which of their friends' dads had heart surgery... Just polite, y'know? Time for the big reveal... Cue Part 4! pic.twitter.com/JaOIS1w1LQ— Fringebiscuit (@fringebiscuit) August 24, 2019
5/ So our winner is: FUNKYDUCK! (aka @Willduggan). Commiserations to @Iansmithcomedy, better luck next time!— Fringebiscuit (@fringebiscuit) August 24, 2019
Speaking of next time, if you're interested in taking part in this very essential piece of scientific enquiry, DM or reply below!
*end dramatic music*#MakeYourFringe
Fancy becoming our next scientific subject? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on Twitter @Fringebiscuit.