Another night of Messin Around down, and here’s what happened.
I stumbled on stage and immediately found a young man in the front row called Jamie who looked to me like the teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. I dragged him onstage, took a photo, tweeted it and asked people who they thought he looked like:
Most people suggested Bieber, although a few others went with a cloned Corey Feldman.
One man tweeted Bieber, and said that he was enjoying the show. Rather than find out where he was, I tweeted back asking “What’s your name and where are you from?” Jamie’s Dad Mark then scoffed at me, suggesting that wasn’t funny enough.
I then asked Mark what he did for a living that gave him the right to judge whether or not I was funny. He replied that he worked at the BBC as the Chief Exec of Comedy. Touche.
Jamie’s grandma was sitting next to him as well, so I took a photo of her spitting on her scarf and wiping dirt of his face while he pushed her away:
Meanw hile the tweet-conversation continued with the following responses:
@richardsim7: “Richard, Brighton”
@adamhillscomedy: “What do you do for a living?”
@adamhillscomedy: “Doing what exactly in Sainsburys?”
Then @sarahbennetto kicked in with “Hi Richard. Where are the chilli doritos? Can’t find them anywhere in your shops?”
@richardsim7 “till monkey- chili doritos are next to the other flavours”
Then it was on to the continuing saga of Honker, the stuffed toy that was given to me on opening night. Honker is fast becoming an Edinburgh celebrity – apparently the sketch artist on the Royal Mile is displaying a caricature of Honker – as the face of my campaign to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Last night a lovely audience member called Gillian promised to take Honker to the Irn Bru factory and return him tonight. She did indeed, and the evidence is here:
There were plenty more photos, which will all be posted at the new Honker facebook fan page here – www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Adam-Hills-Honker/122224144491984?ref=ts
Speaking of photos, the show then became a photo shoot for Honker. See, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children got wind of all this and asked me to do an interview with a journalist today. The journalist then asked for a photo of Honker on stage. Since a woman called Polli took the original Honker photos, it seemed only fair that she should return and take more tonight. There were many taken, but this is my favourite:
As you can see, Honker si dressed in his own tiny Irn Bru shirt.
Polli then offered to take Honker out for the day tomorrow, and photograph him with some famous Fringe faces. We’ll see how that turns out tomorrow night.
Meanwhile Honker’s Just Giving donation page has hit 700 pounds here
plus the thousand donated by Mary Kings Close means we have reached 1700 pounds all up, and you can also follow Honker on twitter here – twitter.com/honk4honker
That’s all for tonight – It’s time for my bed.
Thanks to all who are hopping on board the Honker train, and especially those coming to the shows.