Return Of The Hot Dog Skier - Keith Donnelly At Settle Stories Festival
Steve Whitaker, Literary Correspondent
It would be very hard to make a sheep laugh. When they are not chewing grass or looking profoundly gormless, they are generally asleep. But, for Jasper Carrott, acclaimed comedian and folk singer, Keith Donnelly's stand-up routine will melt even the most vacant Swaledale's maudlin gaze.
Comic, coloratura storyteller, folk musician and children's entertainer - it is nearly impossible to restrict a list of the globe-trotting Geordie's skills to a few catch-all performing labels. Nor, if the details of his life's eclectic biography are any guide, would he want to be pigeonholed.
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In a compendium of exceptionally 'stupid songs and some very sensible stories' entitled 'The Queen and the Jester', Keith will be doing what he does best - acting the goat in the apt guise of a court clown.
And making people chortle...probably more loudly than intended.
Witness the comedic minimalism in a recent interview. We would expect nothing less !
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement ?
What inspires your creativity ?
Striving towards my greatest achievement
Give one piece of advice to your younger self
Who is your artistic idol and why ?
That would probably be me (because of my modesty)
What is your key goal with your artistic practice ?
What are the stakes ? What happens if you fail ?
If you could be any literary character, who would you be and why ?
The Monkey (with feathers on his wings) from 'I Wish I Was A Monkey'
What would your epitaph say ?
Right now? Probably - 'Hang on he's not dead yet!'
'The Queen and the Jester' - Settle Victoria Hall, Saturday 7th April at 2pm.
Tel: 05603 845693
Return Of The Hot Dog Skier - Keith Donnelly At Settle Stories Festival, 4th February 2018, 19:51 PM