Over the years, I’ve done quite a few prison gigs, including running prisoner’s comedy classes, and various concerts in chapels and dining halls
In a strange way, they were some of the most rewarding and enjoyable gigs I’ve ever done
Firstly, the audience is sober and unstoned
Or, allegedly so – ?
Secondly, these guys don’t laugh unless they want to, and there’s quite a bit of pressure to look hard, be tough, and don’t laugh
So, not an easy crowd
But when they do relax, and have a laugh, it’s an amazingly receptive crowd of guys, who could fair do with a laugh – anyone who seriously believes that life in jail is cushy and easy is a fukken eejit – and a fukken eejit who has never been inside
This documents a gig compered and organised by Alan Anderson, with myself and Scott Agnew doing the funnies