28.03.17 blog post - Butcher's Choice - Kate Curry Photography

28.03.17

Butcher's Choice

I was invited to take photos at Butcher's Choice during the Glasgow Comedy Festival. The comedy evening was at The Glad Cafe. Butcher's Choice are a collective of Glasgow comedians. It started out as a core group who met through a comedy workshop. It has grown into a monthly comedy night, usually at McPhabbs, Glasgow. The room was packed out both evenings with lots of laughter filtering out to the technician's box, where I was sitting. One thing that united the comedians was an ability to spin a good yarn.

The compere is the fabulous Fergus Mitchell, who is also a screenwriter.

  • Fergus Mitchell
  • Fergus Mitchell
  • Fergus Mitchell
  • Fergus Mitchell

On the first night they were also joined by Christopher MacArthur-Boyd. Native to the East End of Glasgow, he comes across as a moral crusader, feeding us information about the evils of the world as he sees it.

  • Christopher MacArthur Boyd flexes his muscles

David Paul, ex-security man Tommy Henery, Charlene Peterson, Chris KC (putting the 'international' in the Glasgow International Comedy Festival), Chris Scott and Lewis McKenzie (all pictured below) also all performed and are regulars at Butcher's Choice events.

Eilidh Soussi (pictured below), who performed both nights,  talked about her husband and her father-in-law. However a theme that came up frequently amongst the others was 'So I'm currently single and have been trying internet dating.' Sign of the times.

  • Eilidh Soussi
  • Eilidh Soussi

Glasgow musician Findlay Napier sang a humorous song about tax evasion (not his own.)

  • Findlay Napier
  • Findlay Napier

Tricia Stakes joked about her teenage daughters being a drug smuggler and a mass murderer wannabe. Teenagers, hey?

  • Tricia Stakes
  • Tricia Stakes
  • Tricia Stakes

Elderflower cordial user, Andrew Ogilvie, regaled us with a tale about an eventful trip to the supermarket.

  • Andrew Ogilvie
  • Andrew Ogilvie

Self-professed Tyrion Lannister  resembler Anthony Forrest talked about the pitfalls of being short - like not being able to set off the sensors to open a door whilst on a date.

  • Anthony Forrest
  • Anthony Forrest
  • Anthony Forrest

Stevie McKinnon talked about mental health and suffering from OCD.

  • Stevie McKinnon
  • Stevie McKinnon
  • Stevie McKinnon

Fergus and Findlay teamed up to argue about football.

  • Fergus Mitchell and Findlay Napier
  • Fergus Mitchell and Findlay Napier
  • Fergus Mitchell and Findlay Napier

Graham Stewart impressed us with comedic magic - and his awesome drawing abilities.

  • Graham Stewart
  • Graham Stewart

Ex-hairdresser Joseph Goss talked about his lack of chin.

  • Joseph Goss
  • Joseph Goss

Kimi Loughton talked about sexual freedom.

For more info on Butcher's Choice: facebook.com/butcherschoicecomedy

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