Whilst we here at TVO are bound by our remit of the ever expanding troop of frequent collaborators within the Onion Layers, we nevertheless like to take a moment here and there to support other great talents in the world of alternative comedy. The dotted history of our messed up family tree spans back to the 1980s, and in recent years a number of amazing new talents have joined our green fabric wonderland as they cemented their position on the alternative comedy circuit.
One at we made a big song and dance about last Edinburgh season were Jonny & The Baptists: a sublime duo (formerly a trio) of musical comedy satirists who often shared a bill with our more seasoned regulars and as such, have attracted the same crowd of admirers.
In recent months, Jonny & The Baptists made news headlines as their brilliant UK tour, STOP UKIP, ran fowl of the titular bunch of ‘politicians’ (we could think of better words, but we probably shouldn’t). The cause was a music video for their feel-good summertime anthem, which you can see below. We particularly love the cameo from friend of TVO (and fantastic comedian), Nathaniel Tapley.
Now, ahead of their forthcoming 2014 Edinburgh show, Jonny & The Baptists: The Satiric Verses, the song is available to buy on cd and download as part of The Farage EP. Also included are live favourite Merkel, and titular song Farage – in which the duo try to define the meaning of this increasing common, and oft-mispronounced word.
If you like what you hear, you can see the duo in Edinburgh this year, as well as at London previews on 21, 23 & 24 July at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden. Frontman Jonny Donahoe will also be taking his solo show, Class Whore back to Edinburgh, so stay tuned to their Facebook page for more updates.