Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Last night saw a Fringe ambition fulfilled for us as we hosted one of our all time favourite gigs; Spank at the Underbelly. James and Leon who started Spank are old friends and this year are stepping back after ten years of hosting duties to let some acts try and fill their shoes.
We were very honoured to be asked as Spank is not only a Fringe institution, it's a gig we've without exception loved doing and more importantly it's just a f∗∗∗ing good night. It's late, it's loud, it's rowdy and it usually involves nudity. It's basically our perfect gig.
I remember when we first did Spank in our maiden year at the fringe we were absolutely shitting ourselves and the ten minutes of material that we rattled through like rabbits in headlights passed by in a blur, but actually went really well. Since then we've gigged at Spank and Spanktacular loads of times and last night's hosting was the icing on the cake. and i think we managed not to f∗ck it up.
The lineup was great which helped, and the crowd were really up for it. there was a slightly fraught ten minutes or so towards the end when hannibal, who was headlining, hadn't turned up yet and all the other acts had been on. But we jumped in with ten minutes or material and as it was spank... we did our 'strip' sketch. if in doubt... get your cock out. that's basically our motto.
but we really enjoyed our first hosting experience and learned a lot. We're doing it again tomorrow night and saturday so if you fancy coming down, it really is a great night, we'll see you there!