It’s kinda hard to write the blog for tonight’s show because it will sound quite tame, and yet it went a bit mad.
Basically here goes: I arrived in Andover but didn’t get a chance to eat before the show. The theatre cafe was closed, and I couldn’t find a takeaway that delivered. So I went on stage, met a guy in the crowd whose wife was pregnant, then ordered pizzas for me and the audience.
That’s basically it.
Thirty minutes later the pizzas arrived, delivered by a man called Bob, who seemed to have his own comedy routine worked out, and we had a photo taken together:
I had to call an interval early so we could eat while the pizzas were hot, then I came back and did the rest of the show.
I know it doesn’t sound like much, so I have asked the audience to leave their endorsements of the show as comments on this blog. If we don’t get any, then I’ll know I was the only one having fun.
I genuinely had one of the most enjoyable shows of my life though, mainly thanks to the crowd who were truly amazing and made me feel so welcome. I was also more than a little chuffed that a man by the name of Reg Presley came to the show. Reg is the lead singer of a band called The Troggs, who sang such hits as “With A Girl Like You”, “Wild Thing” and the original version of “Love Is All Around”. I met him a few weeks ago during a filming, and organised tickets for him and his lovely wife Brenda.
Not only did Reg come backstage to tell me how much he enjoyed the show, he and Brenda gave me a lift home. At one point we couldn’t get out of the carpark, and all I could think was “I’m stuck in a carpark with the guy that sang Wild Thing”. Brilliant.
That’s all for tonight. I’ll leave you in the hands of whoever chooses to leave a comment.
Yesterday it was Gail Porter in Edinburgh, tonight it was Reg Presley in Andover. Tomorrow night is Barton-Upon-Humber, where I’m half expecting another celeb to turn up. Adam Ant perhaps?
See ya soon