Sometimes it’s the simple things that make a show fun.
Tonight I walked on stage, found a young boy in the front row and started chatting to him.
“Ask him his name” said his Dad, so I did.
His name was Adam Hill.
Of course I dragged him onstage, sent him offstage, played my intro music, and introduced him to a massive round of applause. I think he was tempted to bust out fifteen minuets of material.
I took a photo of him in a comedian-in-front-of-the-audience pose, tweeted it, and asked people what the name of his own comedy show should be.
I quite liked:
Gray @GrayEuk The Hill’s have Ayes
Other audience favourites included:
Tom Hreben @HrebenTom Brother from another Mother?
Carol, 37, UK @Carol34UK “this isn’t the Hill you are looking for”
but the clear winnner was
Lisa E @LizzieLisa The One With Two Legs.
I then asked Adam to return to my final show to close my season with a duet of Jake The Peg, and he replied “What night?” followed by “I’d love to but I live 400 Miles Away”
I then closed the show by serenading him with my own version of “500 Miles” by The Proclaimers, but singing “400 Miles” instead. I’m very clever.
There were other people of note in the audience, mainly the guy from San Francisco who has been to my shows so many times that not only did I recognise him, but I remembered “marrying” him and his boyfriend on stage a few years ago. If you’re wondering, they split up, but they’re still friends.
There was also a lovely lady called Jenny from Melbourne, who told me she had just celebrated a “big” birthday. I guessed at 50, but figured it was really 60. Turns out she was 70, and is traveling the world with a stuffed bear called Albert.
I brought Jenny on stage, and may I say she bounded down the steps with the sprightly gait of a twenty year-old, and she posed with both Albert and Hector (the stuffed toy given to me on Night One)
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Somehow those two things took up an hour. And that was the show.
I’ll do this all again tomorrow, and update you all over again then