The Funny Farm Reunion

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The Funny Farm was a comedy co-operative which launched my own career in comedy, way back in those heady days of the early 90’s of Mayfest, Glasgow City of Culture, and a hope that the New Labour Party would at last be a force for change in UK  politics … the last one was held by many, but not by me!

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Plus ca change

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Fred MacAulay, Bruce Morton, Parrot, and myself were the inaugural core of The Farm, and we recently got together again and did a delightful, wee, 20th anniversary gig through in Paisley’s Joke Box at Hamish’s Hoose for its owner , the delightful Piero Pieraccini … the man who gave all four of us our first paid gigs in his exceedingly ,mental , comedy night at his pub, Bar Point … £15.00 and a pizza, for top of the bill, if memory serves!

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Having had a great laugh seeing the guys again, and being suitably impressed to see the comedy flame still burned brightly in all of our eyes, we agreed to a gig at Glasgow’s Comedy Festival, at The Fruitmarket venue … as it turned out, the Gala Opening of the festival, with politicians, dignitaries(?), press, TV, and lotsa other comics in attendance!!

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So … Nae pressure!

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Anyway … it turned out to be one belter of a good crowd, great show, and a thoroughly enjoyable and blaw-the-roof night,  for my own good self … made all the more rewarding by just how shite and pain-ridden I’d been throughout  the previous week.

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Adrenalin is the ultimate pain-killer … I was bouncing about that stage like a young-un … and paid the price for the next couple of days … but, it was a price well-worth paying, I can assure ya!

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I rocked!

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I’ve never been one for nostalgia, but … That was a great reunion!!

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Fred exhibited such charm & style, and showed that his many years of radio presenting hasn’t dulled his sparkle and genius as a stand-up, not one little bit … Parrot’s manic energy and outlaw demeanour are as confrontational and funny as ever … and Bruce has evolved a zany, storytelling magnificence matched by very few

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Thanx everyone … especially to The Funny Farm, and all those lovely people who loaned us their laughter, both that night at the Fruitmarket, and for the 20 previous years

2 thoughts on “The Funny Farm Reunion

  1. I hadn’t realised you’d started the blogging again. The Old Fruitmarket show was great and so were the old fruits!

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