Well it was all happening in last night’s audience.
First up was a man from London, who had spent a week at the Olympics, decided to come up to Scotland, and didn’t realise he had booked tix to see me on the night of the Olympics Closing Ceremony. He asked if I could wrap the show up by 8.45 so he could get home in time to see it.
I then asked if anyone was in from somewhere exotic and got “Netherlands” from Anne Marie:
but she was easily outdone by the lady from Jamaica
There was also an Australian who made the nasal whine of all Aussies
And a Scot who made the unintelligible noises of a Scotsman mumbling dourly
Of course, Sunday night is my sign-interpreted show, and tonight there were a few deaf audience members in. A guy called Joel was sat behind a young man whose mother was deaf. The young lad had no idea what was being signed behind his back, so Joel threw in a few “blue” signs
but revenge was sweet
and Mum, being Scottish, was very proud
I then announced that I would be doing a Final Charity Show this Sunday the 19th at 11.59pm to help Hector the stuffed toy raise money for The Sick Kids. I plan to have an auction of Olympic memorabilia, and already one of the Australian swim team, Brenton Rickard, has offered to bring something to the show for me this week.
A glance into the crowd let me know that a woman called Christine was wearing a Team GB shirt. I asked if she would be up for donating it to the cause, and she said she could take one of my shirts from backstage in return. A quick change later, and I had an extra item to auction, while Christine went home with one of my shirts
Tickets are available for the Sunday show at 11.59pm, and all tickets sales will go to the Sick Kids as well. In the meantime you can donate at www.justgiving.com/AdamHillsHector or by texting HECT87 and an amount in pounds to 70070
Finally I did my usual trick of filming an audience member as they had their first ever taste of Irn Bru. This time it was Ellen from Australia:
And that’s all for last night’s show. Another wonderful, silly, messy hour of audience-play.
More to come