Mess Around Edinburgh – August 12 “Ollie, Ollie, Ollie…”

Mess Around Edinburgh – August 12 “Ollie, Ollie, Ollie…”

Hi all

Tonight’s show featured four people in particular. They were:

A guys in the front row wearing a jumper with a weird stretchy neck that made for a great impression of the movie Alien:


Marcus, a particularly well-dressed man from Cheshire who after numerous audience guesses, turned out to be a person who floats companies and sells them on the stock exchange for a living. I thought he looked a little like Tony Blair, and took a photo of him shaking hands with a man that looked a little like Russell Crowe. I tweeted and asked what people thought was going on:


Some of my favourite answers included:

MeredithShizzle Barry Manilow shakes the hand of his second victim before devouring him whole.

MarkVMunro looking at guy on lefts hair, guy on right is putting 240 volts through him

Grahamhill1 Is it the final of the ‘Guess What I’m doing with my Left Hand’ Competition’?

adjvee you’ve started a dating agency for men?

I also found a very very drunk Australian man called Ollie who became one of the stars of the show. Ollie came to the stage just as Marcus (the man in the photo with all the hair) texted his girlfriend to say “I have all the symptoms of being in love with you”.

When I asked Ollie if he thought this was good move, he replied “Only if she’s a doctor”.

This was Ollie:


I then called Marcus’ girlfriend Tori and had an exceedingly pleasant conversation with her. We all did.

I then turned to Honker – the stuffed toy that was given to me by an audience member on opening night, has become a mascot of the show, and is now the spearhead of a campaign to raise money for the Sick Kids charity.

Honker was taken around the Fringe today, and had his photo taken with amongst other notable stars, Stewart Lee and Fred MacAulay:



Tonight’s challenge then fell upon Ollie, who it seems is a music promoter and teacher in Korea. I asked him to get his Korean frineds to join Honker’s facebook page to give him an internationl reach. Ollie agreed, although judging by the way he looked as he staggered past me on the Royal Mile after the show, it may be quite some time before he remembers his promise.

There will be more photos of Honker posted on his facebook page, and hopefully tweeted, and of course you can do your bit to donate. All you have to do is click on the photo of Honker on the home page of this website. So far we have raised over 1800 pounds.

That’s all for tonight, although I did go see Tripod versus The Dragon after my show in the same venue and truly loved it. I highly recommend it.

More to come tomorrow



  • Tori

    13.08.2010 at 10:53 Reply

    Hi Adam,

    thank you for giving me a small part in tonights show. It was one of the funniest moments in my life.

    I shall be booking tickets to see you asap to get you back!!

    Keep on rocking<

    Love Tori x

  • Lewis

    14.08.2010 at 22:50 Reply

    Hey Adam!

    I was there at your show that night. It was great, thanks very much. I joined the Honker group on Facebook, I think it’s great what you’re doing there.

    I was one of the people who told you to heckle my Dad (the bald guy with glasses) as he entered. Thanks for doing that!

  • Anup

    16.08.2010 at 00:32 Reply

    Hey Adam,

    I saw you many years ago play at my local comedy club ‘Just The Tonic’ in Nottingham. I dragged my friends along to see your show in Edinburgh featuring Marcus and Ollie. I had been raving how good you were, and on the night we all laughed our socks off. Your show was the best we had seen at the festival.

    Really hope you play Nottingham again sometime soon, as we will all definitely be there and bring along Honka!

  • Ollie T

    18.08.2010 at 08:52 Reply

    Well, an absolute pleasure Mr Hills. It was a good laugh huh?…And you walked past me later without pulling me up? That’s a shame..I would love to have bought you a beer or scotch whisky old son. But hey, thanks a lot for your show, and indeed, my inclusion in it.
    And ah, said “drunkedness”, to clear it up, is exaserbated by a limp i am left with following getting hit by a very fast car some years ago. Added to by one or two ales sure, but nothing like you may think.
    I know…you should see me trying to get into Sydney venues after the mere sniff of alcohol…
    Thanks mate…enjoy the rest of the fest!!

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