I had a lovely gig last night at a fundraiser for St Stephen’s C.E. School in Twickenham. It was in the school canteen (brilliant), and featured lovely comedians Suzy Bennett, Girl & Dean, Rowena Haley and Darren Ruddell. Awesome!
Even better was the whiteboard at the back of the canteen that read “What do you think of lunch today?” and below it, in smaller, sterner letters, “You must sign any comments”. They had clearly had some problems with noms de plumes in the past.
There were some excellent comments, especially about the potatoes and Bakewell Tart. I was pleased to see these hardy perennials of canteen food still appreciated by students today. Unfortunately, one student was only able to offer the comment “The food was adequate”, which proves that in Middlesex, there is a particularly strong seam of restaurant critics just waiting to be let loose upon the newspresses of Britain. Hooray, say I!
Further gigs coming soon, especially the Hen & Chickens shows on the 3rd and 10th of July, with brilliant Girl & Dean, and mystery special guest (equally brilliant).
In other news… I went to see “Drag Me To Hell” the other night (splendid fun), and then came home and watched a bit of “The Devil’s Advocate”, a film that I really dislike. I really hate the title as well. Punsome in a really bad way. I briefly considered writing a bitingly satirical parody of the film called “Pro Bono”, in which a sports lawyer has to help the lead singer of U2 become a cricket player and then turn professional, but that’s a Penny Dreadfuls plot, isn’t it?
Anyway, if you’d like to watch something far more edifying, why not check out this lovely video?