SIMON DAY

The Fast Show / Shooting Stars Live: Hammersmith Apollo, London, 1998

In 1998, it was announced that two very successful comedy series The Fast Show and Shooting Stars were to tour on the same bill.  I snapped up a ticket for the sell-out show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. 

After the first half which featured the anarchic and bizarre quiz Shooting Stars hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer; the audience were excited and ready to see the beloved Fast Show characters live on stage.  The ninety minute show did not disappoint with brilliant characterisations from the likes of Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, John Thomson, Mark Williams and Arabella Weir.  Simon Day completed the group and produced his characters including prog-rocker Brian Pern, Billy Bleach, the bubble permed know-it-all and Competitive Dad who is the best at everything tormenting his long-suffering children.

Day’s contribution to the Fast Show live on stage and the very successful comedy series was immense helping it and the talented cast become very popular with the audiences.

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