Well, these Montreal Mess Around shows seem to just get messier and messier.
Night three of my Canadian odyssey centred mainly around a well-dressed audience member called Michael, who was sitting alongside a rather shabbily dressed Swede called Nicklas. Turns out Michael was a lawyer, and I posited that he looked like he was defending Nicklas on drugs charges.
I took a photo of the two of them together, and asked Michael to put on his best “He’s an honest guy” face:
I then tweeted the photo and asked people what they thought was going on.
Some thought it was a father and son golf tournament, one suggested it was Nicklas twenty years in the future, and a lot made mention of the height of Michael’s pants.
I tried, people, I really tried to get Michael to lower his beltline. In retrospect I fear his belt may actually have been attached to his navel. This was the best I could do:
In contrast to Michael was another gentleman of a certain age with one of the best moustaches I have seen. I asked what he did for a living, he said he used to work on Wall Street. I asked if I could take a photo of him, and he said “no” in such a firm yet friendly manner that I had no choice but to back down. Forceful and smiley – like a man saying “Hey, I’m your buddy, but I could buy and sell you, little man”
I went no further with him.
Finally I returned to my idea of staging an international Belly-lympics for my final show. After challenging a Dutchman and a Frenchman to return to my Saturday show and attempt 100 situps and pushups for charity, I extended the invitation to Nicklas the Swede, who dutifully accepted. He posed for his Belly-lympic shot like so:
So, this Saturday during my show – a Dutchman, a Frenchman, a Swede and I will attempt 100 pushups and situps in the hour. I am asking people to sponsor me for 10c per completed pushup or situp. If I make even 50 of each, I’d like a $10 donation to Hope and Cope, a Wellness Centre for Cancer patients here in Montreal. FYI, the link is here: www.hopeandcope.ca
That’s all for now, there’s another one coming tonight, and I’ll let you know what happens with it.