Roy Walker: Goodbye Mr Chips: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2008
The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support: Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh, 2011
The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support: Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh, 2012
Star of seventies TV show, The Comedians and then finding success on TV’s popular quiz show Catchphrase, I was intrigued to go and see Irish comedian Roy Walker live when he played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2008.
Walker is a master at comic timing and building up a joke to release the punchline for the maximum impact from the audience laughter. His solo show Goodbye Mr Chips saw Walker in a slick suit prove what a great comedian he is. A tirade of classic jokes, self-depreciating stories and routines about his fellow comedy mates followed before of course a game of what made him so famous. Walker really entertained and the show was a big hit.
So much so, that I was delighted to see Walker again in 2011 (where he was compere) and 2012 at the Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at the Edinburgh Fringe where the veteran comedian proved his worth again some of the younger acts on the bill. Walker is a very funny man and a class act.