- 26 Jul 18
Courtney Love, Madonna, U2, Hall & Oates and Julia Roberts are all likely to be unwilling participants as NEIL HAMBURGER jets in for the Vodafone Comedy Festival.
You have to admire Neil Hamburger’s resilience. Most American stand-ups who’ve had plastic glasses lobbed at them by Ardal O’Hanlon fans bewildered by their washed up Las Vegas entertainer shtick wouldn’t be coming back for more, but the Artist Also Known As Gregg Turkington can’t wait for his Vodafone Comedy Festival return.
“The glasses were empty – who wants to waste good beer – and thrown very, very gently,” he laughs. “To them it was akin to somebody vomiting on stage. Maybe I should have tried that! If it happened every time, I’d start thinking, ‘This isn’t the career for me’ but I played three sets that time, two of which went down really well. You were at the one where the audience wanted to see the Irish guy from Father Ted who tells build-up/punchline jokes. I don’t really do build-ups or punchlines and I’m not in Father Ted, so they responded accordingly. You have to take the rough with the slightly less rough.”