Here’s what happened tonight. Mainly, I found a guy called Alistair coming in late who looked like a rugby player. I asked him what he did for a living and he replied “I make prosthetics”. I told him he may come in handy.
Another latecomer lady walked past and when asked what she thought he did for a job, told me “He’s a dentist, obviously”
I then took a photo, tweeted it and asked people what they thought Alistair’s job was:
- PontoonDock Prince Edward look-a-like
- camillabrokking – Husbeing thinks he’s a dog groomer, I reckon he’s a postie.
- Carol34UK Don’t know. But I know what I’d like him to do!
- greido157 – Caber Tosser
- J_L_E – rugger player
- twistedsoup he’s clearly the lead ballerina for the Bolshoi ballet
- serellie – Horse Whisperer – those look like tender hands.
- jadehurd – got to be a fireman those guys are hench! tell him i think he’s hot and ask if he’s single lolx
- Ajcninja pastry chef
- Bethhh17 Rugby player?
- Yogzotot Design Hallmark greeting cards
- bykimbo – The t-shirt & shoulders say fireman. The face says accountant. In a good way. ;o)
- TheAmereMortal Or maybe a Dental Hygene Technician
- MrAaronPriest Poses as a firefighter in those firefighter calenders, but is actually a banker.
- flumcake wonderbra model?
- ComedyNerd That stance with the cocky grin? Male stripper.
Hmmm, a few rugby suggestions were close, as was the dental reference.
I then found Mark in the front row, a man who was born in Australia but had moved to Scotland. To test his accent I asked for a Scottish sentence, at which an audience member yelled something wholly incomprehensible.
Alistair then informed me it was a Robbie Burns poem, and proceeded to recite the lines beautifully. He transcribed them for Mark, and from what I can decipher it was:
“Wee sleekit cooring timerous beastie, oh what a panic is in thy breastie”
It was then onto the saga of Honker, the stuffed toy that is now raising money for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. After last night’s show a lady called Alison, who you may remember from this photo:
…left a card to say that she would like to make the opening bid for the Irn Bru miniature taxi signed by Ian Rankin. She left 20 pounds, and said she hoped we would make a lot more.
I can now announce two exciting things:
1) The auction of Irn Bru taxis will take place at an extra show of Mess Around, this Sunday at 11.30pm at my venue Rainy Hall. Tix are 10 pounds each, and all proceeds from the auction and tickets sales will go to The Sick Kids. There will be special comedy guests too. You can buy tix now from the Assembly Box Office.
2) The second taxi was signed tonight – by Scottish band Biffy Clyro.
There will be five for auction on Sunday, and I will let you know who the three remaining signatures are.
On an even lovelier note, Alistair donated another 20 pounds after the show to the Sick Kids, and a lady called Sheona chipped in an extra 10.
Of course you can donate too – by clicking here DONATE
That’s all for now, but I’m looking forward to seeing where this ends up