Monday, September 25, 2006

Review madness

Everyone must join the Green Party now and you must all come to the next conference, and then you must all come to the Saturday Review. It's bonkers and I don't think I've laughed so much in ages.

Essentially those at conference do little skits of their own devising - often based on events at conference. Cllr Rupert Read sang a Joan Baez number, which was very brave unaccompanied, Peter Cranie compared but also spontaneously burst into "message from America" when the crowd heckled, numerous humorous skits were performed.

From memory Green Party top trumps, a brilliant physical comedy foursome, a parody of the Monty Python "I had it so tough" sketch but turned into an "I'm more green than you" featuring just classics as "Yes, recycling your waste paper is alright if you're satisfied to be a eco-terrorist servant of the multi-nationals" and many many others. Now I was really impressed - comedy is very hard to do (well) and there wasn't a single act that didn't have its moments. Even the guy who sang the IRA song was great.

Having been scarred by political cabaret in the past I did get myself safely anesthetised first, which may have helped, but it is certainly something you have to witness. Bloody brilliant.


greenman said...

Thanks for all your blogs from Party Conference, Jim - excellent stuff for those of us who couldn't make it. Glad to hear you had a good time and conference seems to have gone quite well.

Liz said...
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Jim Jay said...

Yes Liz - you're quite right to remove your post. I suggest you read something before you comment on it.

Liz said...

Sorry Jim, I deleted my first comment as I hadn't then scrolled down and seen the rest of your coverage. As it is you have covered it pretty well. I tend to update on blogs on roughly a weekly basis. I didn't know you were a member of the Greens.