David Kay

Describes his style as slow, quirky, measured, surreal and rambling.<br/>

Feature by Lara Moloney | 17 Mar 2006
  • David Kay

Where you are from?
Born in Kilmarnock, grew up in Prestwick and now live in Alloa.

Best on stage experience?
Headlining a weekend at The Stand Edinburgh in October 2005.

Worst on stage experience?
Attempting comedy at the re-opening of a Fiat dealership in London, somewhere between Angel and Liverpool Street.

What's the best heckle you've received?
Would you slow it down a bit?

The best comeback to a heckle you've handed out?
A lot of people struggle to keep up with the speed of my delivery.

What's the freakiest thing that has happened in your life?
Witnessing a cheese scone being served with strawberry jam in Inverness.

Please describe your style.
Slow, quirky, measured, surreal and rambling.

If you could take three different specific meals to a desert island what would they be?
Butter Chicken with Pilau rice from the Taj Indian Restaurant in Prestwick, Christmas pudding and custard from M & S and Black Isle Brewery Wheat Beer Steak Pie.

Who are your three favourite comedians?
Frankie Boyle, Bruce Morton and Noel James.

Who are three people you would like to have to dinner?
Robert Burns, Bix Beiderbecke and Big Bill Broonzy.
They would know how to party properly and if ever the conversation got dull, Bix and Bill would be able to play music.
If the dinner party was going well I might even get my trumpet out to jam along with Bix. If it was going really well I could probably jam along on piano with Big Bill.
With Robert Burns I'd just chat and drink malt whiskey and beer to the wee small hours.

How would you fix the world right now?
Slow it down because I feel gravity is holding everyone back from reaching their true potential. I also feel that everyone is busy being busy, we should chill out and relax more.

What is most hated appliance and why?
Coffee makers that don't froth the milk. Although to be honest I don't really hate anything, I am beginning to enjoy complaining at things more than I used to...

David Kay appears at The Stand in Glasgow on Thursday March 16 at 7.45pm as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.