Show Obsession wins Bribe of the Week

  • The List
  • 12 August 2010
Show Obsession wins Bribe of the Week

Gemma Leader and David Kelly win us over with some chocolate-covered shortbread

This tasty heart-shaped, chocolate-covered shortbread was sent in by David Kelly and Gemma Leader, in exchange for a cheeky mention of their show, Obsession. ‘It’s about discovering what we are truly obsessed with,’ says Leader. ‘We’re probably all happy to admit to being into something cool, but we hope the audience will share things with us that they’re happy to look like a berk for!’

And the shortbread? ‘I like a biscuit, I can’t lie, but not to the point of obsession. Cake’s more my thing, but we bribed journalists with cake last year, so biscuits were the obvious next step.’ Might this propensity for payoffs come in handy when certain cologne manufacturers come knocking for copyright infringement? ‘Actually, we’ve been asked to front their next advertising campaign, but what with all the other modelling contracts we get offered, I doubt either of us will have the time.’
If you want to bribe us, send your unique promotional merchandise to

Big Fat Festival Bribe,
The List c/o Niki Boyle,
14 High Street,
EH1 1TE.

Obsession, The Canon’s Gait, 0794 192 9239, 7–29 Aug (not 17), 3.40pm, free.

Obsession by David Kelly and Gemma Leader

They've dressed up as Prince, flown across the world for chocolate and spent their life savings on kittens. Two stand-ups ask why we're happy to be stupid for the things we love... 'Calm, collected and funny' (ThreeWeeks). Ages: U

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