Simon Day - What A Fool Believes

Simon Day embarks on his first solo stand-up tour, with Scottish dates in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Article by Siân Bevan | 28 Oct 2008
  • Simon Day

Ah, Simon Day. That bloke who stuck in the public consciousness as the Competitive Dad and pub bore Billy Bleach from the glory days of The Fast Show. The one with the endearingly gormless expression, which has graced the screen in everything from Happiness to Heartbeat and made him a familiar face in British TV comedy. But now he’s breaking away from the safety of the script and performing his first stand-up show, coming to Scotland in November.

‘What a Fool Believes’ is the story of his career as a modern clown - stripped of characters and catchphrases - and a chance to see the man himself in all his shining glory. Although a solo stand-up virgin, Day’s garnered past theatrical experience in the Fast Show Live and touring with Vic and Bob in the 90s. With the recent telly return of his former playmates Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, the public has been tuned back into the style of humour which made him a household face, if not name, and tales of his experiences are surely rich comedy pickings. Time will tell whether Day can compete as a bona fide stand-up, but his fascinating career alone promises for an intriguing evening of entertainment. Let’s just hope the clown is funny.

8:30 PM, THE STAND EDINBURGH, SUN 2 NOV, £10

8:30 PM, THE STAND GLASGOW, MON 3 NOV, £10

10:30 PM, DUNDEE REP THEATRE, WED 12 NOV, £15 (£13)

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