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Christmas interview with Git

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As part of the season of festive comedy at the Grotto of Comedy’s HoHo Theatre audiences can see a rare performance from comedy super group Git.

Comprising Jon Richardson from 8 out of 10 Cats, Lloyd Langford from numerous Radio 4 shows and celebrated stand-up Dan Atkinson, this trio is a force to be reckoned with.

Certainly not a traditional sketch group and much more than three great stand-ups doing stand-up, Git promises a quiz night of questions, snap judgements, improv, stunts and more. We put our questions to Lloyd and Dan.


Lloyd Llangford

If you could design a Christmas jumper what would you have on it?

In honour of perhaps the greatest Christmas film, I’d have a Mogwai. Though of course after the first wash, it would turn into a Gremlin.

What date do you put up the Christmas decorations in your house and how far do you go?

They go up early December. That’s right isn’t it? I go as far as the boundaries of my own property, as knocking the wall through and then covering your neighbour’s place in tinsel is frowned upon in Wales.

lloyd langford

Lloyd Langford

Christmas has been associated with a lot of classic comedy moments, from Morecambe and Wise to The Royle Family. What are your Christmas comedy memories?

The One Foot In The Grave Christmas special when Victor Meldrew got repeatedly buggered by that reindeer. I’m still surprised they got away with that.


What is the worst present you have received at Christmas?

2006. The death of James Brown. I didn’t ask for it.

What’s your suggestion for a Christmas cracker joke?

It has to be vaguely topical, Christmas related and punny and shit doesn’t it? Erm.

Why doesn’t Father Christmas let Charlie Sheen look after his staff?

Because he’s worried about Charlie’s recent elf problems (Health problems) (Charlie Sheen has recently reveled he is HIV positive) (Father Christmas is notoriously narrow-minded and ill-informed about HIV)

Are you looking forward to performing in such a unique space as The Grotto of comedy?

Yes.

What’s the strangest location you’ve performed in previously?

Kent.

We will be raising lots of money for Shelter this year – An estimated 100,000 children thought to be homeless in the UK this Christmas. Discuss!

What? That’s not a question. Also, what do you want me to discuss? Homelessness? Shelter? Jarringly odd statements in comedy interviews? All I’ll say is that I think this is a brilliant idea this Christmas time to help out vulnerable people:

https://community.crisis.org.uk/reserve-a-place-general?attr1=tag%7Creserve

It’s not the Shelter people but I preferred their work with Leon Russell anyway.


Dan Atkinson

Dan Atkinson

Dan Atkinson

If you could design a Christmas jumper what would you have on it?

Eight bright, perky reindeer nipples. I would hook up a milk tank in a rucksack so that the whole family could suckle from the magical festive teats. That’s a better Christmas dinner than turkey.

What date do you put up the Christmas decorations in your house and how far do you go?

I put up my decorations on December 26th. To answer the second question, I go all the way but you’ve got to buy me a drink first.

Christmas has been associated with a lot of classic comedy moments, from Morecambe and Wise to The Royle Family. What are your Christmas comedy memories?

We didn’t have a television so we had to make our own Christmas comedy memories. The main tradition was buying a live chicken, then the whole family would chase it around. Whoever caught it was crowned the ‘dinner winner’, They then had to get naked and kill it with their bare hands. Christmas, huh!?

What is the worst present you have received at Christmas?

This interview.

What’s your suggestion for a Christmas cracker joke?

Two elves in the bath. One says where’s the soap the other one says yes it does doesn’t it BECAUSE IT’S UP HIS ASS.

Are you looking forward to performing in such a unique space as The Grotto of comedy?

No.

What’s the strangest location you’ve performed in previously?

The ferry over the river Styx. Tough crowd, but it pays well.

We will be raising lots of money for Shelter this year – An estimated 100,000 children thought to be homeless in the UK this Christmas. Discuss!

That’s a lot of homeless children. Shelter obviously aren’t doing their job properly.


Git perform at Grotto at the HoHo Theatre on Saturday 12 December

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