Becky Lucas and Cameron James bonded through bullying.
The pair’s first memory of their friendship was mocking the “ridiculous shirt” of a podcast host together, a hobby which progressed into creating a fake Twitter account to troll other comedians, posing as 'Tobias'; an amateur stand-up comic looking for tips.
Becky and Cameron are performing their own stand-up shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival this week, having just returned from the Melbourne festival where they shared an Airbnb with an elderly Vietnamese couple.
"We came home and they were line dancing."
The pair frequently roast each other on Twitter, which Cameron said can become confusing when in three conversations at once, as they often tweet while texting, while sitting in the same room.
“It’s hard to know where I'm supposed to be emotionally depending on which medium we're in."
The comedians readily admitted to stealing each other’s stand-up material, but bickered about who first invented the catchphrases they use in everyday conversation.
"We will not become brother and sister in law until gay people can get married."
The two are so similar they’re almost siblings. While Cameron’s Mum once tried to set Becky up with his brother, the comedians would prefer a process of adoption.
"But we will not become brother and sister in law until gay people can get married.”
Cameron was married last year, but he and Becky are constantly at each other’s houses, as Cameron said he and his wife consider Becky "to be like a de-facto pet.”
This perception may stem from Becky seeing herself as a rat, an animal she admires for its compassion; a trait she learned the rodent possesses from a “guy on the internet.”
Becky said her interest began with mice before she then graduated onto rats. What’s next for her? A beaver.
Cameron’s passions lie in the films of Mike Myers, an actor he dedicated a podcast to.
"Austin Powers is the Citizen Kane of our generation."
Cameron said he and co-host Alexei Toliopoulos started the program because “something about a Mike Myers podcast felt right. But now it's starting to feel like we're running out of movies."
While it is unlikely Mike Myers knows about their devotion, Cameron and Becky will know if anyone starts a podcast about their work as Cameron has set up Google Alerts for their names.
The alerts are set up only for Cameron's first name and he doesn't know how to change the settings.
"I get alot of Cameron Diaz news and she's doing great."
The comedy duo were successful in gaining a pilot spot on the ABC's Fresh Blood comedy program a few months ago.
Their show True Murder is a parody of true crime documentaries and will be produced by Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am’s Gretta Lee Jackson.
Cameron has also been filming his own specials for YouTube. Becky said these videos were removed because while “he's not actually breaching any policy, they just don't like it. The owner of YouTube just hates it. He doesn't want anyone to see.”
Despite spending so much time together, the pair maintain that they don’t get sick of each other.
Cameron said their "healthy friendship is like avocado and goats’ cheese. And no I’m not just saying that because I’m eating it.”
Becky also attributed their success as friends to “a comedic mind” but Cameron said this input was irrelevant as it “doesn’t work in the metaphor.”
Becky Lucas will be performing her show Little Bitch from the 17th to the 21st of May.
Cameron James will be performing his show '88 from the 18th to the 21st of May.