Saturday, 29 April 2017

The new Twonkey show (Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle) coming to the Brighton, Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe this summer (more info below after this fun little story I found behind a fake bookcase).
Enter the Twonkeyverse coughing up stories since 1876:
Example: Paulo the Powder Puff Creature.
You should really meet Paulo the Powder Puff Creature he was the property of Hilda Hedgerow. He would start everyday been pushed into an old tin of make up powder before been rubbed over Hilda’s fat scary face. The effect would knock a few years off her age but was only enough to get a tired smile from a gaunt police detective with no moral compass.
One day Paulo got a fright when what seemed like a gust of wind pushed him out of the window into the street. As Paulo fell he thought he could see a ginger cat and a creepy garden gnome with a bow tie on the windowsill, which was most peculiar, as Hilda didn’t have a pussy or a creepy little man.
He fell into the mittens of an angry schoolboy who was having a snowball fight with a rival school. Paulo was thrown over steeples, over the city hall and into a ditch. Then picked up again and thrown through a wizard’s hat, a mirror into the arsehole of loin, through its intestines into a Kit-Cat packet then into an awaiting raspberry ripple pavlova which was sitting dormant on the sweet trolley of a creepy restaurant. Then he was slopped up in a gooey lump heading towards the moist mouth of Hilda.
The air seemed to part when a ginger cat snapped Paulo up his drooling fangs and nipped him up a drainpipe to the safety of the wonky chimney pots on the restaurant roof. Then a door in one of the chimney pots slowly creaked open; there stood a creepy garden gnome with a bow tie and his flies undone.
“I see you’ve met our rescue moggie Chow Chow come inside and meet the mob….”
Inside the flue was loads of sweaty, snuggled up snowball creatures like Paulo. So Paulo stuck his finger up his arse and tried to suck his own balls.
THE TWONKEYVERSE (I.E "TWONKEY'S CHRISTMAS IN THE JUNGLE" COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU MAYBE)
I.E THE BRIGHTON,BUXTON AND EDINBURGH FRINGE :
BRIGHTON!!!!!!!!
Brighton Fringe @ Sweet Dukebox
8:30pm 3rd and the 4th of June 2017 £8 (conc £6)
Sweet Dukebox 3 Waterloo Street Hove East Sussex BN3 1AQ
BUXTON!!!!!!!!
Buxton Fringe @ Underground at The Old Clubhouse
21st July 7pm and 22nd July 5:30pm £7 (Conc £6)
The Old Clubhouse 3 Water St, Buxton SK17 6XN
EDINBURGH!!!!!!!!
Edinburgh Fringe Heroes @ Dragonfly
7:20pm 3rd to the 27th of August (not the 15th) £5 or P.W.Y.W
Dragonfly, 52 West Port, EH1 2LD
FLYER ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NEWS JUST IN:
A Twonkey set will be happening at: Peter Pancakes's Comedy Extravaganza!
Join the king of daft Phil O’Shea ("Utter delicious nonsense" - Fest) for a monthly hand-picked smorgasbord of the most unusual and creative comedy acts out there.
Will there be laughs? YES!
Puppets? YES!
And Singing? YES!
And nonsense and Joy? DEFO! Watch the imagination run riot!
18th of May Doors 7pm, show 8:30pm - please be with us by 8pm
Monkey Barrel Edinburgh,
The Original Room.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Remember only cool people see something early on
UPCOMING GIGS TWONKEY'S CHRISTMAS IN THE JUNGLE IS COMING TO THE FOLLOWING VENUES:
Avant Kinema @ Mac Arts Centre
18:30 hours 5th of March 2017
Mac Arts Centre Bridge St, Galashiels TD1 1SP
The Glasgow Comedy Festival at the Hug and Pint
19:00 hours 25th of March 2017
the Hug and Pint 171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW
Museum of Comedy London
19:00 hours 15th of April 2017
Museum of Comedy ,The Undercroft, St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR
Brighton Fringe @ Sweet Dukebox
20:30 hours 3rd and the 4th of June 2017
Sweet Dukebox 3 Waterloo Street Hove East Sussex BN3 1AQ
Edinburgh Fringe Heroes @ Dragonfly
19:20 hours 3rd to the 27th of August (not the 15th) 2017
Heroes @ Dragonfly, 52 West Port, EH1 2LD
Created for a special purpose:
Paul Vickers AKA Mr. Twonkey Favourite British Sit-com's Q AND A:
1.What are your favourite British TV sitcoms? Please choose up to three and feel free to give reasons
1.Catterick Best thing Vic and Bob have ever done a northeastern Twin Peaks with a real story and everything.
2.The Strange World of Gurney Slade Anthony Newley’s bold surreal comedy is unlike anything before or since.
3.Clarence starring Ronnie Barker I think I had chickenpox when I first watched this so it may have sent me mad but I do recall it been a bit like an English Mr.Magoo.
2.What are your favourite British TV sitcom scenes?
1. Vic and Bob’s Weekenders Pilot was such a great sitcom it’s a shame a full series was not commissioned. The best scene is when they go down to the local pub (The Farting Dashboard with Electric Russell playing) and discover in the newspaper that there is a meat festival-taking place (at St. Prontaprint-in-Arndale). They decide to visit the festival, which consists of two tables in an open field. Jim buys a "speciality meat product" from Phil Oakey with consequences I.E the Geordie Aliens want it back to feed their queen.
2. Father Ted’s Fun Fair a haunting scene including The Pond Of Terror, Spinning Cat, The Crane Of Death, Duck Startling and The Tunnel Of Goats.
3. Patrick Stewarts film ideas in Extra’s, which always end with everyone clothes falling off.
3.Who are your favourite British TV comedy characters?
1.Papa Lazarou (The League of Gentlemen) The demonic circus ringmaster and door-to-door salesman who’s after your wife if she’s called Dave which she will be.
2.Father Jack (Father Ted) Feck,Arse,Girls and Drink need I say more.
3. Ed Howzer-Black Toast of London’s landlord
Forever in his dressing gown so mild mannered but funny with it.
4. Which is your favourite comedy actor or actress in a British sitcom?
1. Miranda Richardson’s childish Queen Elizabeth the 1st in Blackadder.
2.Andrew Sachs as Manuel in Fawlty Towers a classic.
3.Dave Spikey in Phoenix Nights low key but perfect.
5.What is your favourite British TV sitcom one liner or catchphrase?
1.Officer Crabtree’s pigeon English in Allo Allo “I was pissing by the door” or “Good Moaning”.
2. “You’re my wife now, Dave” from Papa Lazarou also stands out.
3. "Yes, I can hear you, Clem Fandango" Toast of London.
NEWSFLASH......!!!!!
I also got squeezed onto this lovely London bill before my big night at the Museum:
PAINTING THE WATER GOBLIN BY THE WONDERFUL MARY TRODDEN.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

NEW SHOW FOR 2017..............TWONKEY'S CHRISTMAS IN THE JUNGLE
The Leicester Comedy Festival Heroes at The Criterion
20:15 hours 9th and 10th of February 2017.
The Glasgow Comedy Festival at the Hug and Pint
19:00 hours 25th of March 2017.
Museum of Comedy London 19:00 hours 15th of April 2017
Winner of the 2016 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality.
“Mr. Twonkey’s blood type is joy and I am delighted to say he is highly infectious.”
Kate Copstick Judge /The Scotsman critic.
“Dark demented comedy”
***** The Stage.
“The thing is: its brilliant”
**** Broadway Baby.
His conniving manager Mr.Pines has sent Twonkey over Christmas to the Iquitos Fringe deep in the Hallucinogenic Peruvian jungle,Will he survive? Twonkey is impatient to have Christmas the way he wants it and Chris Hutchinson his long-suffering weak Lion is sent on a dangerous quest to find the chicken church. The troubled Duck Sandy finds himself in a pickle after a spot of glass eating reveals a mysterious family tradition. Once the cogs of fate start to turn all is not as it seems and soon Mr.Pines finds himself running Pings Pinny; a bakers in old Shanghai and meanwhile Twonkey and crew will soon be flying high.Imagine if Malcolm McLaren had directed Rupert the Bear drunk and hell bent on making it an oddball curiosity set in a haunted theme park and you’re somewhere close.
“Take that leap of faith, and the dreamlike scenario he sets out in his very distinctive way makes a lasting, haunting impression. It’s a proudly eccentric show.”
Steve Bennett Chortle.
Twonkey AKA Paul Vickers is now a colourful seasoned Fringe auteur that has maintained a trusted reputation for being one of the most ‘out there’ acts in Britain.One thing’s for sure it's increasingly hard to ignore the lure of the eraser head of cabaret comedy “I’ve really done it this time” is all he had to say last week. Dare you enter the Twonkeyverse?
“Mr. Twonkey the storyteller certainly provides the best value, pound-for-pound, of weirdness anywhere on the Fringe.” The List.
“Somewhere between David Lynch and Vic and Bob.” Ben Walters Not Television.
PLUS I am on the following bills in LONDON this January
KNOCK2BAG AT RICH MIX @ RICH MIX, LONDON
BRIAN GITTINS + TONY LAW + MR TWONKEY + STEVE HALL + THE DEATH HILARIOUS + ANDY BARR + JAYDE ADAMS
RICH MIX, LONDON 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Saturday 21 January 2017 19:00
£10 online offer/£14 on the door Entry Requirements: 18+
ALSO.....The first CON FU SE of 2017!
in a space invaders cafe
Thursday, January 19 free at 8:30 PM
Come down and see us at our lovely home at Four Quarters.
187 Rye Lane, SE15 4TP London, United Kingdom
Headlining the show we have the musical madness of Mr Twonkey
As well as some other very funny odd people like
Dan Lees
President Obonjo
Julia Malsi
Robert Copland
Sian Clarke
NEWS FLASH-Welcome to the Twonkey Sanctuary!!! Paul Vickers brings his absurdist brand of comedy to the Mac Arts Centre in Galashiels on Sunday 5th March 2017 - 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Only £3 to get in!
Dubbed MOON MOTHS at the MAC ARTS CHURCH, the event promises to be an experimental smorgasbord of flavours from across the Globe, with underground films by Allan Brown (Canada), Dagie Brundert (Germany), Duncan Reekie (England), Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian (Scotland) and Walter Ungerer (USA) + the 2012 feature "Savage Witches" by Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais (England/Portugal) xx
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Sandy the duck from Chris Hutchinson's holiday snaps.