I went to Machynlleth Comedy Festival and saw
- Bridget Christie do comedy in a converted church
- Josie Long do comedy in a school (the backstage area was a French classroom)
- comedy in a cave and on a bus to the cave
- comedy in Wales’ first ever parliament building
- comedy with a creme tea before it
- an exhibition of comedy portraits
- Sheeps in a bowls club
- Tim Key and Tom Basden do Freeze in the converted church I mentioned earlier
- Jon Richardson, Dan Atkinson and Lloyd Langford do GIT in a room
- a Radio Wales presenter riding a park bench like a surfbort (grinding on that wood)
- Josh Widdicombe throw up mid-DJ set
- Stewart Lee read stories while some adults played with children’s toys in the same converted church
- Henry Widdicombe swing around a circus tent to Wrecking Ball
Revealed: What The Last Leg COULD have been called.. Adam Hills spills the beans
The Last Leg could have been called ‘The Foot And Mouth Outbreak’ host Adam Hills has revealed.
Speaking at the Latitude festival, the Australian stand-up revealed some of the alternative names Channel 4 suggested for the programme.
It was devised to accompany the 2012 Paralympics, and has since become one of the broadcaster’s biggest entertainment shows, currently in its sixth series.
But Hills wondered if it would have taken off in quite the same way had it gone by one of the alternative names that were suggested.
During a special live version of the show at Latitude, he revealed that the alternatives put forward by Channel 4 executives included:
• The Foot And Mouth Outbreak
• Legless Not Lazy
• Blind Men Can Jump (‘Especially odd as none of us are blind’, as co-host Josh Widdicombe pointed out)
• ’Armless When Legless
• Give Them All A Hand
• Dwarves Aren’t Magic
• Mobility Scooters Are For Fat People
Turning John Cleese’s Cat ‘Francis’ Into A Celebrity
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John Cleese believes that it’s very easy to become a celebrity, so he tests that out by seeing if we can make his cat Francis into the next top celebrity!