Tonight’s show featured four people in particular. They were:
A guys in the front row wearing a jumper with a weird stretchy neck that made for a great impression of the movie Alien:
Marcus, a particularly well-dressed man from Cheshire who after numerous audience guesses, turned out to be a person who floats companies and sells them on the stock exchange for a living. I thought he looked a little like Tony Blair, and took a photo of him shaking hands with a man that looked a little like Russell Crowe. I tweeted and asked what people thought was going on:
Some of my favourite answers included:
MeredithShizzle Barry Manilow shakes the hand of his second victim before devouring him whole.
MarkVMunro looking at guy on lefts hair, guy on right is putting 240 volts through him
Grahamhill1 Is it the final of the ‘Guess What I’m doing with my Left Hand’ Competition’?
adjvee you’ve started a dating agency for men?
I also found a very very drunk Australian man called Ollie who became one of the stars of the show. Ollie came to the stage just as Marcus (the man in the photo with all the hair) texted his girlfriend to say “I have all the symptoms of being in love with you”.
When I asked Ollie if he thought this was good move, he replied “Only if she’s a doctor”.
This was Ollie:
I then called Marcus’ girlfriend Tori and had an exceedingly pleasant conversation with her. We all did.
I then turned to Honker – the stuffed toy that was given to me by an audience member on opening night, has become a mascot of the show, and is now the spearhead of a campaign to raise money for the Sick Kids charity.
Honker was taken around the Fringe today, and had his photo taken with amongst other notable stars, Stewart Lee and Fred MacAulay:
Tonight’s challenge then fell upon Ollie, who it seems is a music promoter and teacher in Korea. I asked him to get his Korean frineds to join Honker’s facebook page to give him an internationl reach. Ollie agreed, although judging by the way he looked as he staggered past me on the Royal Mile after the show, it may be quite some time before he remembers his promise.
There will be more photos of Honker posted on his facebook page, and hopefully tweeted, and of course you can do your bit to donate. All you have to do is click on the photo of Honker on the home page of this website. So far we have raised over 1800 pounds.
That’s all for tonight, although I did go see Tripod versus The Dragon after my show in the same venue and truly loved it. I highly recommend it.
More to come tomorrow