Two great, but very contrasting, shows come to Leicester on Thursday evening. In the mainstream corner, the tall guy from the Inbetweeners who looks like Rik Mayall was swallowed by a fairy-tale giant, and in the alternative corner, the self styled 'King of the Chavs' and his heavy-drinking manager. Seconds out - it's Greg Davies vs Devvo & Bob Slayer!
TV comedy mainstay and lofty Leicester resident Greg Davies brings his tour show 'The Back of My Mum's Head' to De Montfort Hall. You can expect more of the sort of well-told tales, recounting all kinds of eccentric behaviour and real-life slapstick, that made his last tour 'Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog' a huge success.
Chortle describes the show as "an uproarious night of anecdotes, told by a real pro, who rather than resting on his TV laurels is cementing his position of one of Britain’s finest storytelling comedians", and Thursday's show is close to selling out, so get your tickets here: http://www.demontforthall.co.uk/events/events.php/2012/881/greg-davies/
Meanwhile over at Just the Tonic, an altogether different evening awaits, as 'the internet's funniest chav' Devvo and pint-swilling alternative hero Bob Slayer take to the stage.
None of your mainstream, TV-friendly anecdotes here. Devvo is a working class wastrel and wannabe MC, the scarily-convincing comic creation of Salad Fingers writer David Firth. Forget Lee Nelson's heavily-scripted 'White Ali G' act, Devvo's online antics are so close to the mark it's difficult for viewers to tell whether or not this is a real person.
Also appearing is former rock'n'roll tour manager and cult favourite Bob Slayer, whose act often consists of downing many pints of lager onstage and just seeing what happens... a tactic which famously ended in him crowd-surfing in a wheelie bin and breaking his neck at this year's Download festival.
To join in the mayhem, get your tickets here: http://www.justthetonic.com/Leicester-Comedy/shows/thursday-8-nov-2012/903/