Rich Fulcher: Tiny Acts of Rebellion

‘We can’t all overthrow the government through tweets but we can all unbuckle our seat-belts on a plane before they tell us to.’An anarchic and anti-authoritarian seminar from Fulcher, best known on this side of the Pond as angry zoo-owner Bob Fossil in The Mighty Boosh. It’s a fabulously silly and subversive hour as Fulcher gives us tips on how to improve our lives by subtly irritating other people. He covers a lot of ground, from airplanes to dealing with the office bore, all accompanied by a dizzying array of great lines. For some reason, my favourite of the night was when he boomingly announced, apropos of his book, ‘I will have enough money to buy a horse!’There’s a fair amount of audience participation, too, with one woman being asked to write her alternative hotel ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign. Fulcher’s own included ‘I am an insane nurse’, ‘Long live Stalin’ and ‘Do not clean up the blood’.Fulcher is ably assisted by sidekick Ahnab, whom he abuses verbally and physically. There’s a great running joke when Ahnab picks out a guy on the front row and accuses him of being a rapist. This same man is then coerced into leaving the gig, accompanied by Ahnab, to shout ‘Your flyer gave me an erection’ through a megaphone at an unsuspecting flyerer. The result, shown at the close of the show, is the night’s only disappointment; I’m sure it’s usually hilarious.Frenetic, mildly disturbing and, above all, hilarious.

The Blurb

Rich Fulcher, from ‘The Mighty Boosh’ and ‘Snuff Box’, demonstrates how to stick it to the Man. Rich explains ‘we can’t all topple governments, but we can flip off our waiter behind the menu.'