Phil Kay – Free Hash
During last years Edinburgh Festival, where I performed most of the time as Nob Stewart, I was hanging around The Hive venue where Frank Sanazi, Bob Slayer, Kunt and the Gang and Phil Kay amongst others were playing.
The first time I bumped into Phil was when Bob Slayer had organised a press call at The Hive to highlight the Cockgate Scandal, of which I will talk about in a not too distant, later post.
Somehow I had managed to get invited onto the Hive’s stage with a group of real comedians and John Fleming and Kate Copstick to get our photo taken for the Scotsman. Here are some photos of Phil hanging out at the bar beforehand, sporting a nice set of cock and balls earings.
I felt a bit like an imposter but as Kunt was cool with me being there, then so was I. In fact, I loved the whole Cockgate Scandal last year and really enjoyed getting to know Kunt and the Gang. I’m looking forward to meeting up with them again in the not too distant future as Edinburgh looms once more in the Horizon.
Phil Kay’s show was called Free Hash and so I felt it my duty to ask if he had any going spare to which I got an answer in the affirmative. I then asked if I could film his show and as you can see below, I also received a positive reply.
I tried to send the videos to Phil about 6 months ago but we had some technical difficulties, however having recently discovered the joys of dropbox, I invited him to a shared folder from which he was able to view the videos.
I had been asking him if I could put the videos online and although he wasn’t too sure before, after viewing the videos he sent me this message:
..lovely put them on the inter web on you tube if you want ..
it is time..
to have decent trully good stuff up there..
likesay,a true representation o my act..
cheers man..seriously can you put them up and call them Finally Decent Phil Kay Video Gig..
lot o love
come see me again this august for free
and all the best with your act.
Very cool indeed.
I absolutely loved what he was doing at last years festival and told him that at the time. Watching them back again I feel the same way. I think he is a very unique act and some people would even say a national treasure.
Check out the footage from the first gig I filmed. A few times the camera goes a bit wonky but if you are in the right frame of mind then it sort of matches Phil’s particular brand of wonkiness, but if it bothers you then please accept my apologies. I’ve never claimed to be a professional but I am working on it.
Here is another clip from the show he performed the next day.
I also have some other great footage from various things at last years festival including the John Fleming organised Malcolm Hardee Comedy Debate with Janey Godley, Paul Provenza, Bob Slayer and Kate Copstick as well as lots of footage from the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards show. So stay tuned for them.
Thanks for dropping by and catcha later…..