I like the sound of Abi Roberts “Musical CID” (Gilded Balloon). With her blonde hair, large chest and filthy song lyrics, Abi is everything a young gay man could ever hope to be.
From what I can gather, “Musical CID” is a comedy confessional show where Abi interviews guest comedians about their favourite songs and videos. It’s shows like this and Viv Groskop’s “The Night I Died” (Bob’s Bookshop) that make the Festival such an exciting playground for comics. They both offer a real chance for comedians to come off-script and let the comedy go to places they didn’t expect.
“All Young People Are Cunts” (2011)
“Bill Hick’s Wasn’t Very Good” (2012)
“Don’t Give Any Money To Comic Relief And Other Opinions” (2013)
And this year…?
“A Controversial Title In Order To Sell Tickets” (2014).
Do I go to “Best of Irish Comedy” (Stand Comedy Club, 6pm) or “Best of Singapore Comedy” (The Counting House, 8.45pm)?
Do I go to “Best of the Fest” (Assembly Hall, 11.55pm) or “Very Best of the Fest” (Assembly Rooms, 11.55pm)?
I’m especially looking forward to Tanya Bryon’s “The Skeleton Cupboard: The Making Of A Clinical Psychologist”, where Tanya shares powerful stories from her years of training as a clinical psychologist and highlights the struggles of patients and staff alike on the journey from chaos to clarity. I don’t actually know anything about psychology, I just want to ask Tanya where she gets her hair done.
Nick Revell : “Closet Optimist”, Assembly Rooms, 6.45pm
Scott Capurro : “Islamohomophobia”, Assembly Rooms, 10pm
Andrew Maxwell : “Hubble Bubble”, Assembly Rooms, 10.20pm
Mitch Benn : “Don’t Believe A Word”, Stand Comedy Club, 3pm
Lucy Porter : “Me Time”, Stand Comedy Club, 12.50pm
JoJo Sutherland : “In Conversation”, The Beehive, 1.30pm
Zoe Lyons : “Mustard Cutter”, Gilded Balloon, 7pm