‘When I’m not performing, I’m in bed with an Ovaltine and DVD by 9pm' - Danny Bhoy interview
- Brian Donaldson
- 15 September 2014
The observational Dumfriesshire stand-up comedian declares that, 'For me, funny is the theme'
There’s a lot of crazy surrealist comedy on the go over the next few weeks what with Paul Foot, Tony Law and Ross Noble leaving absurdist footprints all over the country and frenetically chucking tangents around like a No strategist dreaming up last-minute sweeteners. Sometimes, and it is only sometimes, you might just want a bit of observational shtick for your evening’s entertainment.
In this vein, the lad Connolly looms large over just about everyone this month but few have taken their everyday musings to lands far and wide in the way that Dumfriesshire comic Danny Bhoy has. Australia, Canada and New Zealand don’t half love the guy with the cute face and the inoffensive patter. ‘The vast majority of people go to comedy once or twice a year and all they want to do is laugh. It’s that simple,” he pronounces. ‘For me, funny is the theme.’
Please Untick This Box is the name of his latest UK tour which will take him from Salford to Stirling and Aldershot to Aberdeen. One box that would be ticked is the one about a show developing during a period of being on the road. ‘Part of the joy of stand-up is the fairly transient nature of the material. It can be one thing one day, and something else the next.’ We can also pretty much guarantee that Mr Bhoy won’t be wrecking any hotel rooms on his national trek. He might spill hot beverages on his bedsheets though: ‘When I’m not performing, I’m in bed with an Ovaltine and DVD by 9pm.’
Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Sun 21 Sep.