Listen to Episode 33: Paul Foot, Marcus Birdman and Ben stands-upPosted by Ben Shires on 21 Feb 12 in Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival
Ah, there you are, Podgers! As the dust finally settles on a Leicester that in the past 10 or so days has been besieged by snow, the EDL and more than anything, comedy, so the Dave Weekly Daily returns to its London base, squeezed into an incommodious train vestibule marshalled by a Trunchbullian harpy, watching the jewel of the East Midlands fade away into a curry soaked memory.
Yes, there’s an aching in my heart that can’t be summed up by mere words as we bid goodbye to what has been a raucous and riotous Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. I think the Spice Girls put it best when they sang
"Goodbye my friend
I know you're gone, you said you're gone
But I can still feel you here
It's not the end
Gotta keep it strong
Before the pain turns into fear
So glad we made it
Time will never change it, no no no
No no no no"
And although in my head that ‘no no no no’ refrain is on constant repeat, I know there’s a part of me that will be forever Leicester. My doctor informs me it’s the curry-related clog in my left ventricle, but I know it’s actually in my soul, sitting happily between my love for sloths having baths and the life and works of Andi Peters.
Which is a perfect segue to introduce the final guest of our Leicester run, Dave Weekly favourite Mr. Paul Foot, who was on hand to discuss Andi Peters, alongside a myriad of other subjects that touched upon his vagina (not like that) and hotel double bookings.
We were even able to locate his graffiti from having played the same venue last year. A vandal and a poet, truly Paul Foot is everything to everyone.
We also caught up with Markus Birdman, who is much more man than bird if you were wondering, and who was also very lovely. He told us about the funny side of having a stroke (not like that), and made me wish I’d had a serious illness so I could be as funny as he was.
And then, like a tumour on an otherwise gloriously healthy final show, I popped up at the end with my own comedic stylings. All I’m saying is, you have been warned, prevention is so much better than the cure.
Anyway, the results are here for you to enjoy/endure in all their underwhelming glory:
Til the next time, if there is one after that, toodles doodles xx
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