A gig at Barlinnie Prison Glasgow in 2008 was great fun, and a reminder of past gigs I did in various prisons back in the 90’s. Unfortunately, a twat journalist on Glasgow’s Evening Times newspaper ran a sensationalist article along the lines of
“TV Star Does Private Jail Gigs For Drug Barons”,
and all further gigs were banned forthwith … grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
As part of HMP Barlinnie’s Mental Health Awareness and Outreach Programme for inmates, I was asked to come to the famous Glasgow prison to perform for those inmates who had actively taken part in the scheme.
I did this new gig organised by Alan Anderson, and accompanied by Scottish Comedian of The Year 2008, Scott Agnew, and all three of us had a belter of a night, as did the audience
At the start of my spot, I used the opening from my current one-man-show:
“Are there any Eejits in the house?”
which was met with a bit of a stony silence … to which I replied:
“I beg to differ, gentlemen … have you had a look where you are?
You all look like a right bunch of eejits to me”
By the end of my spot, I repeated the question, regarding any Eejits in the house, and was greeted with a huge, rousing cheer of assent
What a result …. excellent.