|The Basingstoke Gazette printed this story on us going to perform in Edinburgh on 1st August.|
|Flashes of comic genius - Hairline Website
Swindon Jokes - Three Weeks
This satire on the rebranding of Religion as delivered by the would-be trendy Rev David Swallowfield-Bypass and the actually quite cool Rick McVicker has a lot of potential. - The Scotsman
Innovative, really quite good - Forth One FM
Blasphemous - Greg Proops
Sorry I've things to do - The Busiest Tramp in Edinburgh
Laugh out loud funny - God
|Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2003|
|News and Reviews|
|Variety of Vicars
Achieve ultimate salvation and a generous second income - that is the message from two mad defrocked vicars who have never been ideally suited to mainstream religion.
Rick McVicker, an overly promiscuous ex-cult leader, and David Swallowfield-Bypass, a daytime TV vicar, had always been considered to be on the lunatic fringe of Christianity. Forging some fresh new ideas and combining them with some of the most frightening aspects of the Old Testament, Rick and Dave have created an exciting blend of worship, fear and financial freedom.
Sounds interesting - but is it just a scam?
To find out, you'll have to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to see three North Hampshire lads - Terry Busby and Andy
|Williams, from Basingstoke, and Nick Hodder from Hook - who will be presenting The Jesus Principle.
They will be performing at the Gilded Balloon - the venue where the likes of Jo Brand, Frank Skinner, Phil Kay and Johnny Vegas have cut their comedic teeth.
Rick and Dave will host a 45 minute multi-media extravaganza, which features Basingstoke and the surrounding area, from today until August 25th.
Nick said the trio have been dabbling in writing comedy material for stage and television for a couple of years. Last year their writing was short-listed for the BBC Talent Competition.
He said: "It will be the first time we have performed outside of Basingstoke. We haven't had time to be nervous, because we have been rushed off our feet."
But Nick said there was near-disaster with the script.
"Andy was catching a train to Hook to rehearse with me when he inadvertently left the script at the station. By the time he realised, he had got to Hook, and we had to rush back into Basingstoke and try to find it".
"After a frantic search, one of the staff admitted to having thrown it away. We retrieved the script from the filthy bin - relieved that the show could go on!"
Nick hopes to be able to perform the show in Basingstoke when they return from Edinburgh.
- Richard Garfield