Nina Conti is one of the top vents in the UK. This is from her new show which was at a huge event at the recent Melbourne Comedy Festival. She said our Old Storyteller reminds her of her own real granny. So this is her routine with him as she....
Truly a memorable routine. I really love how she integrated getting the puppet in and out of the bag as part of the whole bit. It did take a minute or two for my brain to calibrate to having the Old Storyteller be a Granny. It certainly works, though.
Ninaonti and Granny
March 30 2010, 5:29 AM
Ax another feather in your cap with the imagination of Nina Conti, taking your story teller turning him into a her (granny) and giving a wonderful show, but where is monk? In my opinion this just wet your appitite for more.
I was one of the fortunate people to have gotten a chance to say hello to her face to face at last years VH Con. What a wonderful person she is...If you ever get a chance to see her show don't miss out on it, I am sure you will become one of her fans as fast as I did...
March 30 2010, 11:17 AM
I enjoyed the routine, though I did not enjoy the bits about taking her out of the bag. Seemed like an extremely slow start. The humor was all character driven, which is a huge plus. In other words, if it was written on paper it wouldn't be that funny, but seeing who says it (granny) makes it funny. I enjoyed the metalism bit about how many fingers. I've done that with a puppet before as well, though I don't blindfold myself. Nice addition. For adult crowds I think it would be funny if Granny asked Nina to pick something up and it turned out to be a black bra. Then Granny asked the male volunteer to put it on her. She would have to explain that it is to go over her eyes in awhile, but it would be funny.
Conti and Granny
March 30 2010, 11:56 AM
I only have one question Tony how did granny know the amt of gfingers the guy held up...hole in the blindfold??
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