Our first comedy show for the week is Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star, at the Pleasance Dome, (King Dome) at 19:00 on Saturday 19th. Here’s what it’s about: “What happens to a comedian when he’s plucked from obscurity by master film maker Ken Loach and cast in the title role of one of the most acclaimed and talked about British films of recent years? I, Daniel Blake became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism. From The Cannes Film Festival to the BAFTAs, he was there, wide-eyed. Now, he’s back doing the thing he loves best – making people laugh.”
For me, I Daniel Blake was one of the highlights of last year. I knew that Dave Johns was a comic but I had never watched one of his shows, so I am really excited to see what he’s like in the flesh. I’m sure his observations on the trappings of film life will be an eye-opener! It’s an hour long, so check back after 8.15 pm to see what it was like, and by then the next preview blog should be available to read too.
That was a very funny and delightfully honest account of how the fillum success has changed Dave’s life. He comes across as a really genuine and funny guy who can’t quite believe his luck, but is going to make the most of it anyway! A real pleasure.