Was up at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow last night (a market dealing in old fruits?) to see Fred McAulay, Parrot, Bruce Morton and self styled ‘narky auld bastard with piles’ Stu Who?
There was a large audience and it’s a pretty big venue. As Parrot explained, that’s a lot different from playing a small club.
It was the big kick off to the Magners International Comedy Festival and the show celebrated 21 years since the four comics appeared together on the ground breaking STV show The Funny Farm.
I’m not going to re-tell any of the gags here, but Stu’s routine about having guide cats instead of guide dogs was made all the funnier by the fact there was a man with a guide dog two rows in front of us! He was laughing heartily. Fred MacAulay, the compere for the evening, out of all the audience, managed to pick out an MSP and her assistant for a bit of banter.
A great night, and although it wasn’t a competition, all four in our company agreed that the narky auld bastard was also the funniest auld bastard.
If you’re within the Glasgow area why not get out to see some of the great acts performing during the festival? Many of the shows are only a few pounds and there’s nothing beats a good laugh.
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PS Good luck at the hospital Stu. We can only hope the surgeon isn’t a Tory!!