Mess Around UK 2011 – Norwich Night 2

Mess Around UK 2011 – Norwich Night 2


Night Two of my Norwich Mess Around started off with the usual getting-to-know-the-audience bit, and included a lovely couple in the front row who had only been together for two weeks.

His name? Adam

Her name? Eve.

Of course.

I took a photo of their ID to prove it to you, but after chatting to them in the bar afterwards thought perhaps that wasn’t the most secure thing to post online. Instead, here is a photo of Adam and Eve with a bottle of Prosecco I bought them:


Of course, the question of the night was: Is JFC gonna show up?

JFC was the fiance of an audience member in last night’s show called Nicky. JFC of course, is a nickname and it stands for Jimmy Fat C**k. Of course.

Last night we called him up on someone’s mobile, and he was very funny over the phone. In fact he lead the audience in a phoned-in singalong of 500 Miles by The Proclaimers. I offered him the chance to bring some mates and do it live tonight, and even twitter was abuzz before the show wondering if he would show. OK, there were three tweets, but they were abuzz.

Jimmy did indeed show, and dutifully brought his mates on stage for their performance. First though, they posed for the album cover.


That’s Jimmy on the right.

After a few false starts, the lads belted out 500 Miles (with the help of a backing track created by Tristan on light and sound) and I filmed the whole thing on my phone. During the interval I uploaded it to youtube, tweeted the link, and asked my followers to leave an opinion (a la X factor), and their location.

You can see the footage here:

The tweets came in from such locations as Kenya, Denmark, Florida, Edinburgh and Wollongong and included:

Ladymoo0 It’s a no from Gary, Tulisa & Kelly but a yes from Louis. (Southampton)
shannonmoir I think there is something there, but it’s not good. I would run 500 miles not 2 hear that. Don’t come back. Wollongong
CanaanLane Even The Proclaimers wouldn’t bee seen dead in that cardie.
base_intrigues XXXX… Not for their X factor but for the beer it makes me want to drink after seeing it, & its only 6am in Brisbane! #jfc
Trumpetmike It is rare to be THAT untalented. Ash, Hampshire
Not long afterwards, Jimmy tweeted:

jlivethedream I was amazing fuck the haters!!!! #jfc
I then tweeted again, this time looking for appropriate names for a boy band from Norfolk. Once again, the talented and geographically appropriate comic mind of Mr Chris Addison was first off the mark with:
mrchrisaddison Take Diss.
followed by a veritable flood of suggestions, including:
thommuddle The Backwards Boys
thommuddle One Genepool
EleanorKendall NFN (Normal for Norfolk)
eBerkhout Norfolkin’ idea…
elainepixie The Sugar-Beetles…?
VaiBabe Gimme Six (Fingers)
vickivegas Webtoe and sons?
Once again, big ups to all that take part in these twitter heckles, including Chris Addison who clearly has nothing better to do with his time.
As I wrapped up the show and thanked Adam and Eve for having the two best names in the crowd, I noticed two brothers sitting in the balcony and asked their names. Duncan and Bob. If only their surnames were Forapples.
And that is all I have for you from Norwich. Don’t forget my DVD “Inflatable” is available for pre-order now in the UK at and will be in store on Oct 31.
Tomorrow is a show for the students of Felsted School in Essex, then Swindon the night after that. I will of course post the showblogs as soon after the shows as I can.
Oh, and if you’re interested I am also appearing on Ask Rhod Gilbert on BBC1 on Wednesday night. So there.
‘Night all


  • Mandy Beaches

    10.10.2011 at 10:16 Reply

    Hi Adam!

    I found a nice public space in which to post the prostate awareness poster. I wanted it to be big and noticeable so my friend Natasha and I committed a small act of public mischief and here are the results:


    A 4’3″ block poster, hastily wheat pasted to a bus shelter! I put this up at the beginning of a long weekend so it should be there until at least Tuesday. In that time, I’m hoping that it will confuse and amuse all who come across it. The top of ‘poke’ was cut off somehow and poor Laura’s face got a bit squished but I think it turned out pretty well otherwise. Planning and executing this was loads of fun đŸ˜€


  • Andy Lewis

    10.10.2011 at 11:17 Reply

    Hey Adam

    Was at the show tonight and you rocked mate. JFC, Adam and Eve, and the remaining member of Kunk of course all added to the fun, but you were a legend, and it was a pleasure to be in the audience – even being directly behind those two muppets you quite rightly admonished at the end (that was awesome by the way) couldn’t spoil our enjoyment of the show.

    Enjoy the rest of the tour and I’ll look forward to catching you next time you’re in Norwich.


  • Emma Cundy

    10.10.2011 at 18:29 Reply

    JFC, aka Take Diss certainly had me giggling in the second row last night. I fear you’ve created a local celebrity, or at least a style icon. Did you know the oldest pub in Norwich is called…The Adam & Eve!

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