One of the absolute highlights of our visit to Edinburgh last year was seeing Spank! on the Sunday night before we left to go home on the Monday. And ever since we decided to come back this year we’ve been looking forward to extra helpings of Spank, and our midnight show at Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Dancer) tonight is only the first of three that we have booked for this anarchically wonderful comedy melange.
Here’s what the blurb has to say: “Spank returns for an incredible 12th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and inevitable gratuitous nudity. You love it! ‘This is what the festival should be about’ (List). ‘Legendary party night … get down there right away!’ (Time Out).” Last year’s brilliant host Lames Loveridge will be joined by Abigoliah Schamaun, who is new to us so I’m very much looking forward to seeing what she has up her sleeve.
It’s going to finish at Whenever o’clock so check back much later on – or maybe tomorrow morning – to find out how much spanking took place. And you can also find out about our first show for Tuesday. Are we halfway through the week yet? Not quite!
Spank (we love it!) was as brilliant as ever! James and Abigoliah were the perfect hosts and the place was pretty much packed out for a Monday night. I ended up on stage twice: first time was because a younger guy two spaces along was spitting image of me 30 years ago, so he got us up to compare. The second time was to receive and chew a Mintie from the warm undergarments of Miss Penny Greenhalgh, who had previously been roller blading with another guy from the audience – you had to be there. Other amazing acts included Christopher reading from his World War novel, Danny O’Brien discussing the ins and outs of cunnilingus (as you do), Woman, Matt Reed and Janie Godley. Brilliant stuff.
And how could I forget the fantastic Billy, from The Big Breakfast, doing the naked promo! Good man!!