Fred Ferenzci’s Attic of Desolate Fulfilment: The Bill Murray pub, Islington, London, 2018
‘Philfy’ Phil and Friends: Inn of Court, Holborn, London, 2019
Fred Ferenzci’s Attic of Desolate Fulfilment: Sweet @ The Welly, Brighton, 2019
I was very pleased to be in the audience to see Fred Ferenczi’s first ever forty-minute show at The Bill Murray pub in London in March 2018. Fred is a character created by my old mate Peter Purvis and as he nervously stood on stage looking confused, he spent almost the entire set fumbling with a microphone lead and was able to provoke laughter from a fifty strong crowd without him saying a word. When he did speak, the distracted patter was full of sarcastic, vain yet amusing commentary and puns. The character was to portray an intriguing interpretation of a depressed comedian.
I saw Fred again in March 2019 supporting ‘Philfy’ Phil at the Inn of Court in Holborn, London and then for his own show at the Brighton Fringe in May 2019. Again, the fumbling gestures and actions were all in place, but the jokes seemed much more assured and worked to warm up the pub audience with what was to come. I was glad to see Pete after both shows and was delighted for him that the performances had gone well.