Farnham Fotos

Farnham Fotos

Hi all

It’s the morning after a gig at the lovely Farnham Maltings, and thought I’d chronicle the audience stars in a photo essay.

Here goes: First up was Martin, a truck driver who looked more like my bouncer. In fact, I thought he looked more like a rap star’s hype man (the massive dude that gets paid to stand on stage and repeat the last two words of every line, and occasionally wind up the crowd.) I therefore made Martin sit in the front row, raise his hands in the air and go “Woop, woop” whenever I pointed at him.

He looked like this:

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By the way, that’s a light behind his head – he hadn’t just had a great idea.

Next up was an extremely giggly woman called Janeela (I think). This was her first ever coemdy gig, and her first night out away from her five children, and she apologised for laughing so much. No need for that at a comedy show. She looked like this:

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The front row also featured a 17 year old called Josh, who had immaculately styled hair. On the other end of the row was a 16 year old lady called Els, who also had perfect hair. I asked the two of them on stage, and tried to turn them into a haircare advertisement. I made Josh look sullen, and forced Els to turn around quickly while swishing her hair around her. Voila – instant Wella ad:

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Then there was Paddy. 39 years old, like myself, a computer programmer, unlike myself. He said he had a small firm, I said “So did Josh a few minutes ago”. Oh God I’m cheap. Paddy was without his partner for the night, and looked like this:

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Finally, there was a little section of seats off to my right that had been added last minute. That’s right, I sold out the Farnham Maltings people. Anyway, the seats were organised in pairs, eight rows back, which I thought made them look like they were on a rollercoaster. I took out my camera, and asked them to complete the effect by putting their hands in the air:

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Then lean to the right:

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Then back to the left:

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And that summed up my night in Farnham – lots of fun, a bit of excitement, and over all too soon. Plus we raised money for The Phylis Tuckwell Hospice by selling t shirts afterwards. Hurrah.

Thanks to the Farnham crowd, who were particularly lovely, and also to the Maltings staff, who made sure I got to the last train back to London in time.

Thanks for reading the blogs too, and for your comments.

See ya

Adam

6 Comments

  • Carol

    29.10.2009 at 23:07 Reply

    Hi Adam,
    Still giggling – especially at Jehovah’s Fitness – and the fact that you must obviously have met my 42 year old husband. He too gets a headache if his morning bathroom routine is not satisfactory and long ago progressed from Grumpy Old Man (GOM) to Miserable Old Git (MOG). Don’t embrace the 40th – it really is downhill from there!
    I first saw the Inflatable show at Edinburgh and dragged my friends along to show them what I was going on about. Jilana (not Janeela- but an easy mistake to make!) is now desperate to come to another gig – you have converted her!
    Absolutely fantastic!
    Carol

  • Debbie

    30.10.2009 at 01:36 Reply

    Hi Adam,
    Hubby and I saw the show first in Edinburgh also – when you did the lap dance for the 80 year old lady’s birthday! It was our 25th wedding anniversary then and you really made our evening by having your photo taken with us.
    Loved the show last night too and we think its great how you get the best out of your audience in a very gentle way without being “cruel” as we’ve seen some comedians behave.
    Just getting on to my rellys in Brisbane to see if they can send some more of your DVDs over as we can’t get them here – shame!!!!
    Looking forward to seeing you again,
    Debbie and Rob

  • Dom

    30.10.2009 at 02:56 Reply

    The 2nd time I’ve seen inflatable (first time was at Regents Park open air theatre) and 2nd time at the maltings. As a young wheelchair user this event ticked all the boxes. Positive, happy, uplifting material, I was so confident that it would be good that I had organised a group of us to go, what a great mid week evening thing to do, a night of many laughs without a hangover in sight. Adam is awesome and so good for the mental health and mine i’nt the best
    Dom

  • Jasn Baker

    30.10.2009 at 05:19 Reply

    Hi Adam,

    I really Glad you enjoyed your time at the Farnham Maltings last night, everyone who attended really had a fantastic evening and a good laugh

    say hello to Michael for me,

    I hope the rest of your tour goes well

    Take care
    Regards

    Jason Baker

    Front Of House Team

  • Martin

    30.10.2009 at 09:25 Reply

    Hi Adam,
    Martin the Trucker here.
    Thanks for a hilarious night at the Farnham Maltings. I was glad to be of service to you! Maybe I should get into the “Personal Protection” profession?
    I haven’t laughed that much since my sister in law commented at Gatwick Airport “Arn’t the planes low when they come in to land!!!” (pure genius!).
    Anyway, thanks for signing my T-Shirt, tickets and the chat after the show. I hope to catch your next visit to the area. Take Care.

    Oh, and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woop! Woop!

  • Kerry

    30.10.2009 at 21:03 Reply

    Hi Adam! Mrs Martin here. I met up with my friends from Sign Language last nite, they all love the sign for Jehovah’s Witness!

    Martin is an excellent bodyguard, no-one ever argues with him!

    Thanx for a fantastic nite, can’t wait to see u again soon,

    Kerry xx 🙂

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