HDIGUT? have signed a development deal with The Comedy Unit and BBC Worldwide.
HOW DO I GET UP THERE? HIT THE AIRWAVES!
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How Do I Get Up There? Are Delighted to announce they will be in the Final Of The New Act Of The Year 2011. Details can be found on our Gigs Page.
How Do I Get Up There? are Take The Mic finalists!
WE'VE Dun it! A group of three pals are in the final of our Take The Mic comedy contest after winning the Dundee heat.
The trio - called How Do I Get Up There - were so nervous before they took to the stage they practised their routine in the CAR on the journey to the gig.
The lads scooped £1,000 - which they'll split - and will battle five other acts in the grand final at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The ultimate winner will walk away with a whopping £12,000.The boys - Kevin Mains, 20, James Kirk, 22, and Chris Forbes, 27 - who met at Glasgow's Langside College, blew the judges away with their snappy and hilarious sketches.
Chris said: "We've done this routine a few times but we've never completely nailed it like we did tonight.
"We were very aware that being a sketch group, we were something different, so we were so glad just to get the opportunity to be invited.
"There were a lot of nerves before the gig, not a lot of food eaten. We even had a quick run-through in the car on the way up."
Kevin added: "We can't wait for the final at the Fringe, it will be incredible. We did a free show at the Fringe last year and it was absolutely awful.
"But we've come on a lot since then and this has given us a lot of confidence. We'll give it everything."
How Do I Get Up There dominated the lively show - which was compered by Des McLean - at Dundee's Duke's Corner pub, in front of 75 guests.
The three friends saw off strong competition from Neil McFarlane, 33, Scott Agnew, 29, Bruce Fummey, 45, and Allan Miller, 38.
Des said: "How Do I Get Up There brought something totally different - the first sketch group of the competition - and the crowd loved it.
"I'm sure they will be a hit at The Fringe."
Tickets for Take The Mic live final are available from The Assembly box office.
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How Do I Get Up There? @ The Stand Comedy Club Every Month!
4 STAR REVIEW IN THE SCOTSMAN
By Brian Donaldson ****
THE STAND, GLASGOW WHILE recent sketch shows on the telly have been hammered left, right and slap bang in the centre, there appears to be something of a mini-revolution going on with the stage versions in Scotland.
The past couple of years have witnessed the emergence of scary-sounding gangs such as Angry Puppy and Ugly Kid while the Sugaring-Off Cabin has buttered up crowds in the last couple of months.
Now, we have the all-chap trio of How Do I Get Up There? who, if we really must talk about how they look, could best be described respectively as a pre-hedge-haired Russell Brand, a less uncluttered Dylan Moran and a desperately unfit Neil Lennon.
But beneath it all, Chris Forbes, Kevin Mains and James Kirk are all excellent comic actors with sharp eyes for the silly and, when the moment takes them, a deft and subtle approach towards the sinister.
Though the second half of this set relied a little too heavily on the characters who had thrived in Part One, that opening segment included some arresting ideas and pinpoint delivery, each sketch keeping a firm eye on the stopwatch and never coming close to outstaying its welcome.
A vengeful driving instructor; an overly authentic seafaring enthusiast; a torn soul delivering his angst in the third person and the rebranding of Nazi Germany were among the highlights.
And if this year's Fringe has a single sketch more brilliantly frenzied than HDIGUT?'s "man with balloon for a head," those behind it will deserve a prize.
ARTICLE IN THE LIST
Watch out for the article on the boys in the next issue of The List magazine!
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2009
Looks like the lads are heading for the Free Fringe for this years Edinburgh Festival. more details to follow!