Firstly, let me start this blog by showing you the t shirt design the amazing Ian came up with for Sunday night’s show:
Brilliant! All the shirts for all shows will be available to buy for $35 in front of the Speigeltent until Saturday at 6pm.
Tonight’s show was a beauty, with a number of people arriving late. First up was Torina (I think that’s how it is spelt) who said she was a teacher that had run out of open day to make it to my show. In fact she was a drama teacher at a private college, who had basically abandoned the students to be at the show. I said that she should be on a poster as an advertisement for public schools.
Then there was Ben, a teenager with an incredibly deep voice. So deep, that I asked him to say “Barry White in da house” into the mic, and it resonated nicely. There was also Eckhart, a German man who chatted with me in German, kissed me, and laughed when I said he looked like a bearded Kevin Rudd.
It occurred to me that any one of these people would be perfect for the t shirt, but couldn’t decide who. So I dragged them all to the stage, and decided to let the audience vote. Would it be Torina with the phrase “I want you – to send your kids to a decent school”:
Or Ben, with “Barry White in da house?”
Unfortunately we never got to vote, cos just as I asked Eckhart to strike a pose he exclaimed “In German there is no word for spontaneity”.
The audience went wild and unanimously agreed that this should be the slogan for the t shirt, along with this photo:
Since we had already decided on a slogan for the shirt, I tweeted the photo of Eckhart and asked who people thought he looked like.
The audience agreed that the best description was:
“The love child of Don Burke and Kevin Rudd”
although I also enjoyed:
“help me obi wan kenobi you’re my only hope”
“James Cameron filled with loathing for his ex-wife.”
The rest of the show included a lovely young lady who watched the entire show through a mini telescope, due to a vision impairment. She was absolutely divine, even though she told me she won’t watch Spicks and Specks if I was mean to her. I told her she probably hadn’t seen that much anyway. Thankfully she laughed.
That’s all for tonight. Again I had a ball, and again it was all because of the amazing audience. The shirts will be for sale every night at 6pm, and thanks to the guys at t shirt city on Hindley St, we have already raised around $385 for Novita Children’s Services. Hurrah!
More to come