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The Topp Twins - Funny As Interview

Funny As Interviews – 2019

Guitar-playing yodellers The Topp Twins have been bringing audiences together for decades. As this Funny As interview demonstrates, Jools and Lynda Topp make for a formidable team. Among other topics, they talk about:

  • Six decades of making each other laugh, starting from when they had to share a bath as children
  • Making yodelling funny
  • How an empty petrol tank and a prison cell launched their career; how busking taught them showmanship
  • Protest, politics, loose elastic bands, and the value of "beautiful mistakes"
  • Winning over an audience of London punks
  • How Lynda got married before gay marriage became legal

This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy. All audiovisual content is copyright to Augusto, and may not be reproduced. Publication of Funny As extended interviews made possible with funding from the NZ Lotteries Grants Board.