Kunt and the Gang: A Double Helping of Kunt
Kunt and the Gang will be making a double appearance at this year’s Fringe with `Kunt’s on Daytime TV’ and ‘All the Hits’. The first of these shows will see Kunt single-handedly take audiences on what he best describes as “a f*cked-up, tenuous journey through his daytime viewing schedule featuring lazy, libellous stories, songs and rhymes, and that picture of Lorraine Kelly with her minge out.” As per usual, the show is not for the easily offended with the likes of Noel Edmonds, Jeremy Kyle and David Dickinson all receiving the Kunt treatment.
He will be appearing with his Gang for their ‘All the Hits’ show, performing a selection of brand new songs, with the rest plucked from their extensive lowbrow repertoire. They had also been all set to perform as part of the Catch Comedy Showcase charity gig in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support until the venue unexpectedly refused to have anything to do with the show, only days ago. The council owned venue St. Brides reportedly chose to pull the plug, following a complaint made against the inclusion of “Kunt and the Gang” in the lineup, which also featured acts such as Patrick Monahan, Dan Mitchell and Lost Voice Guy. The event organiser, Katie Yossarian was gobsmacked, to say the least, when she found out, particularly considering all the time and effort spent on an event to raise money for such a worthy cause. In spite of the setback, Katie was admirably offered an alternative venue, but with one condition: Kunt and the Gang aren’t on the list so they’re not coming in. The Catch Comedy Showcase can now be caught from the 13th until the 17th at Cafe Camino, 7.30pm.
We spoke to Kunt all about this year’s Fringe shows and his thoughts on getting cut from the Catch Comedy gigs. Kunt’s opinions in the interview are his own and not necessarily those of PPSF.
Compare your show to three household objects and explain why.
Lamp – Because it’s light entertainment.
Cupboard – Because it’s got stuff in it.
Toilet – Because it’s going to get panned.
What is it that makes it so special to perform at the Fringe?
The fact there is always someone who is up for a beer, whatever time of day or night it is. That person is Glaswegian comedian Obie.
What has been your best moment there?
There have been so many it’s hard to choose, but, seeing one of my stickers shaped like a man’s penis and testicles stuck over the eyes and nose of Daniel Sloss takes some beating.
What was your weirdest experience there?
Being stood in the queue for a show next to Rodney Bewes.
Have your preview shows gone to plan?
Not really. I had intended to have my new show finished in time to actually do some.
Have you had to change much of the material since your preview shows?
I suspect not having done any previews, my new show, Kunt’s On Daytime TV, will be an ever-evolving orgasm across the month.
What will be the first thing you do when you get to Edinburgh?
Try and find the woman who got us banned from the Catch Comedy MacMillan Cancer benefit show, break into her house while she’s sleeping, wearing a radiation suit, creep into her bedroom, lift up the covers, pull up her nightdress, hold her beef curtains apart, plug in my re-wired microwave and send carcinogenic rays up her sausage wallet so she has something to actually complain about.
Which other acts will you be catching there?
I’m very excited about seeing Re-animator: The Musical.
What is the first thing you will do as soon as the festival is over?
I’m going off on a pilgrimage to Benidorm to try and meet the legendary sexy magician Sticky Vicky, a 70 year old woman who has had a 40 year career pulling things out of her front bottom.
Why should people be heading to see you at this year’s Fringe?
Because my show is so full of sexy songs it is guaranteed to give blokes a stiffy and ladies a wide on.
You can catch KUNT AND THE GANG: All the Hits at 10.30pm (1 hr) at the Laughing Horse @ City Cafe 3-26 Aug (Not 5 or 11) and KUNT’S ON DAYTIME TV at 7.30pm (1 hr) at the Laughing Horse @ Espionage – Mata Hari Room 3-26 Aug (Not 5 or 11).
All information available on the official Kunt and the Gang website.