I head to the Pleasance Igloo to meet the strange bearded man of the day before and find that he is a jolly old cove called Harry Deansway.
Harry explains to me that to redefine his show, he wants it to be structured around a hard-hitting, urban double-act dynamic involving him as a wise, elder mentor figure and some hot-shot young comic as the wisecracking yoot to get the kids on side. That hot-shot, he explains, is me. We rehearse for a few hours to get the dynamic right, and by 2pm, by Jove, I think we’ve cracked it.
Ladies and Gentleman, I give you – Deansway & Norris: City Slickers. Catch it at the Pleasance Igloo!
Buoyed with fresh energy from the excitement of the buddy cop format we’ve developed, I head out of the igloo and suddenly feel all the buoyancy and excitement of the morning dissipate in a second to be replaced by a morbid fear and disgust at the sight of noted character comic Beth Vyse forcing a brioche bun full of pulled pork into her mouth while grunting. I quickly take a picture before sneaking off to think about mortality.
Joz Norris Has Gone Missing
Aug 1 – 25, 2.45pm