Whelan and Dealin’

Whelan and Dealin’

Hello

I’ve just got home after doing this tonight:

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…and oh my Lord it was fun. I was on an ep with Ed Byrne and Gina Yashere, and the second ep was Rhod Gilbert and John Bishop. Lovely people and good friends one and all, and we each had a ball.

It was a long way from the Artrix in Bromsgrove, where I performed last night. I had a ball there as well, although the microphone failed and I did the entire show amplification-free.

The notable people in last night’s audience included  three generations of men on a family outing. A 19 year old son – software engineer, his Dad – works in IT, Dad’s brother – works in IT, and their father – Truck Driver. I asked the head of the family if he was ashamed of what his offspring had become. He laughed, but I saw pain in his eyes.

Most of the show however seemed to focus on a young lad called Ed Whelan, sat off to the side with his Mum and sister. Ed was 12 years old, and hated his middle name. He wouldn’t even tell me what it was. So I suggested we send out a twitter request for a new middle name for him during the interval. I returned for the second half armed with a stack of suggestions, all of which are at the end of this blog.

A few people suggested “Danger” purely so he could say “Danger is my middle name”, a lot said Ed “Free” Whelan, and some of my faves included “Alopecia”, “The Wheelman”, Ed “You’ll Get It But It’s Gonna Be Rough” Whelan, and (following in the footsteps of Boutros Boutros Ghali) Edward Edward Whelan.

Sadly the suggestion Ed Van Whelan came in too late, as Ed had already decided his favourite was – Ed Shoulderskneesandtoes Whelan.

Strangely he also suggested that he was the one making the microphone fail with his mindpower, and that he should be our dictator. He even adapted my favourite piece of sign language as a salute, like so:

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We all laughed, but I have a feeling he was serious about becoming a dictator. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I have to say too that the Bromsgrove audience were absolutely brilliant, especially considering there was no microphone, so well done all.

As for tonight, well if you’re wondering whether I enjoyed Live At the Apollo – it’s 2.40am, and I’m wide awake. Whaddyooreckon?

Next stop Salford on Sunday, maybe see you there

Adam

  1. andrewfarmer188@adamhillscomedy if his middle name was whelan, I would have said Deal.

  2. matineeidyll

    @adamhillscomedy How about something with instant cred like Captain Jack or Hulk?

  3. Lucy Moira M.kittybrainz

    @adamhillscomedy Two words that can and will strike fear into the hearts of the unknown. ‘Moxy Crimefighter’

  4. Craig DroughtCraigDrought

    @adamhillscomedy “turbo ninja”1:30 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  5. Ingrid Viversisjansen

    @adamhillscomedy : how about Algernon??1:28 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  6. Jim BalfourJeemfaefife

    @adamhillscomedy Ed No Middle Name Whelan1:27 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  7. Jim BalfourJeemfaefife

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Whelan (Where the ‘h’ is silent)1:24 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  8. Anna WhelanSpannaWhelan

    @adamhillscomedy What’s his current middle name? Fred?1:20 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  9. Kate Wkateweb

    @adamhillscomedy Best suggestions from Minchin’s audience are Wouldn’t, Less and Merlin.1:17 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  10. Paul Brierleytherealbriman

    @adamhillscomedy a-tron would an awesome name for any kid. Ed-a-tron1:16 PM Oct 29th from Tweetie in reply to adamhillscomedy

  11. SoyturistaSoyturista

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Free Whelan1:16 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  12. Simon J A  RestifaSimonRes

    @adamhillscomedy Ed free wheelan? Or how about dealinan?1:11 PM Oct 29th from Echofon in reply to adamhillscomedy

  13. Jim BalfourJeemfaefife

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Your Gonna Get It, But It’s Gonna Be Rough Whelan1:09 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  14. RandomPinknessMadamePinkness

    How close I am to the stage @adamhillscomedy yes I am craning my neck to see everything. http://pic.gd/c7ecaa1:09 PM Oct 29th from UberTwitter

  15. Jim BalfourJeemfaefife

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Blootered Whelan1:09 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  16. Jim BalfourJeemfaefife

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Wolfman Whelan (Whelan is derived from the Old Irish word “faelán” meaning a small wolf)1:08 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  17. Carol-34-UK Carol34UK

    @adamhillscomedy Ed ‘wheeling’ Whelan. Lame I know. I just wanted to play. :-S1:07 PM Oct 29th from dabr

  18. K LangleyGrumpyPig

    @adamhillscomedy Horatio. Or Ignatius. But he’ll have to be Edward for it to sound proper 🙂1:06 PM Oct 29th from Seesmic in reply to adamhillscomedy

  19. Katherine Stephenkatobell

    @adamhillscomedy Superfly is clearly the best middle name ever, even if you don’t know who Jimmy Snuka is.1:06 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  20. Greggisabun

    @adamhillscomedy Bear, as in Edward Bear. or maybe place conceived – Droitwich?1:05 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  21. Toni CooperToniness

    @adamhillscomedy Jimbob1:05 PM Oct 29th from web

  22. Jim BalfourJeemfaefife

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Low-Profile Whelan1:05 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  23. Megan McLeodblautreacle

    @adamhillscomedy Bertram.He could be a horn player. “Ed B. WHELAN.”1:03 PM Oct 29th from Echofon in reply to adamhillscomedy

  24. Jim BalfourJeemfaefife

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Heelan Whelan1:03 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  25. Martin KellyDr_Lovemonkey

    @adamhillscomedy what about Ed Waggon Whelan??1:02 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  26. Dan Beamesdanbeames

    @adamhillscomedy Go with the same as me – Tennessee Ernie. Seriously.1:01 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  27. Paul Owenpfowen

    @adamhillscomedy @adamhills @Adam hills Falcon? like Robert Falcon Scott… Hymen ???1:01 PM Oct 29th from Echofon in reply to adamhillscomedy

  28. astanastan

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Whelan, your new middle name is Ahmad-Najib1:00 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  29. JensilentjenTM

    @adamhillscomedy ed, it could be worse… nebuchadnezzer. Nice interval music adam!12:59 PM Oct 29th from txt

  30. Jessjesscantweet

    @adamhillscomedy He could follow in the footsteps of distinguished twice-named folk like Boutros Boutros-Ghali and be Edward Edward Whelan.12:59 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  31. Chris Spratttherealspratt

    @adamhillscomedy Chuck!12:59 PM Oct 29th from Echofon in reply to adamhillscomedy

  32. rachelpandorapink

    @adamhillscomedy i once knew a guy who’s middle name was Polthamere. tis an excellent (if slightly odd) name.12:59 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  33. Neal PetersNeal55

    @adamhillscomedy I don’t have a middle name but always fancied Agamemnon.12:59 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  34. Sarah HazellGooseCG

    @adamhillscomedy Hortense12:58 PM Oct 29th from web

  35. Simon Buttonsimon294uk

    @adamhillscomedy Ed Dangerfield Whelan, I would pay money to be called that.12:58 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  36. Misha AnkerhowlieT

    @adamhillscomedy Finnbar12:58 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  37. AllieSnuffybear

    @adamhillscomedy Barney12:57 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  38. Mrs Stephen FryMrsStephenFry

    @adamhillscomedy Ant, dear? x12:57 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  39. Chris Perkinextracoconut

    @adamhillscomedy Free?12:56 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  40. Tonycockbongo

    @adamhillscomedy Free12:56 PM Oct 29th from Twitter Opera widget in reply to adamhillscomedy

  41. Iain Hallahandon_iain

    @adamhillscomedy Free?12:56 PM Oct 29th from Brizzly in reply to adamhillscomedy

  42. Samantha RogersSammKoolies

    @adamhillscomedy Maybe just stick wif what u got, u r born with it and it makes u special 🙂12:56 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  43. ShellyMistressShelly

    @adamhillscomedy ‘The Wheelman’12:55 PM Oct 29th from Twadget

  44. Jaif DeriJFDerry

    .@adamhillscomedy overheels12:55 PM Oct 29th from Seesmic in reply to adamhillscomedy

  45. bundgaardFbundgaardF

    @adamhillscomedy Umfufu, definitely Umfufu12:55 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  46. John Laughlinjohnlaughlin

    @adamhillscomedy Danger! Going to give that to my new baby due in January12:55 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  47. Jaif DeriJFDerry

    .@adamhillscomedy shoulderskneesandtoes12:55 PM Oct 29th from Seesmic in reply to adamhillscomedy

  48. Sarah Williamsonmisswiz

    @adamhillscomedy Tobermory.12:55 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  49. Nicola Woolhousenwoolhouseuk

    @adamhillscomedy Bert12:54 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  50. Sarah Kalwarowskyh2osarah

    @adamhillscomedy I think it’s gotta be Adam hasn’t it?12:54 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  51. Darryl HiltonJemmo1

    @adamhillscomedy Alopecia12:54 PM Oct 29th from TweetDeck in reply to adamhillscomedy

  52. louis woodlouis_louis_66

    @adamhillscomedy Tarquin12:54 PM Oct 29th from web in reply to adamhillscomedy

  53. Sophie BruceBrucey1

    @adamhillscomedy Danger. Then he can say ‘danger is my middle name’.12:54 PM Oct 29th from Twitterrific in reply to adamhillscomedy

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