GICF '12 Preview: Pearse James 'Low Definition

Amused Moose 2011 runner-up presents his Glasgow International Comedy Festival debut show in low definition quality as he tries to rekindle the flame of his analogue love against the digital glare of the modern world

Preview by Bernard O'Leary | 12 Mar 2012
  • Pearse James

Most important question first: Tell us about your show.

Its my first Glasgow Comedy festival show and its about time myself and lady comedy settled down and got a bit serious. For the past two years we've stolen kisses in back bars around the country, had some hot passionate nights in major finals and a whirlwind romance at the Fringe. But this is our first big commitment and hopefully there's a few laughter babies on the horizon.

Dodgy metaphors aside, support comes from the excellent Eleanor Morton and Ross Main. Worth the ticket fee alone.

What's going to be unique about this performance of your show?

It's the only analogue comedy show of the festival. Expect vinyl intro music, live typewriter tweeting, biscuits, crayons...

Due to a lawsuit, you're forced to rename your show. What do you call it?

The Artist 2: FULL VOLUME

If your show was a dear friend who had just died, what would you say about it in your eulogy?

I can't believe I hung around with this biscuit eating idiot.

What inspires you, other than comedy itself?

Antics – The street dance troupe from the popular Sky1 dancing competition ' Got to Dance'. Despite losing one of their key members in the quarter finals, they raised their game and pulled off an extraodinary semi final performance to coast through to the grand final. Ashley Banjo described it as 'one of the best street routines of the series'.

Is there anything in particular that you're looking forward to about playing in Glasgow?

The venue is 5 tube stops from my house.

Or anything you're dreading?

Antics fans reading this article and come to the show expecting me to body pop.

Where do you stand on Scottish Independence?

It's neck as I slowly drain the oxygen from it's body, causing its veins to zig zag in deep colours of red, white and blue and I will laugh at the irony of it's resemblance to loads of mini union jacks.

Who would get your vote as president of an independent Scotland?

Jackie Bird. She is used to addressing the nation in dire situations. She is also immortal.

Who else are you going to see during the Glasgow Festival?

Terry Alderton, Tony Law, Dogshit Johnson, The Unemployables, The Wee Man's Rap Battle Showdown.

Regional current affairs. Fill in the blank space: RANGERS ____ LOL


Twitter or Facebook?

Athelete's foot or haemorrhoids? Both are constant irritants that I can't get rid of, but I also derive a perverse pleasure in scratchingly vigorously.

Pearse James presents Low Definition at Vespbar on Sunday 18 March at 8pm. Tickets £7/£5.!/shows/369