The Isle of Wight International Arts Festival has announced a major coup in signing Ox Bridge, an English comedian and satirist, for this Autumn’s event at the Shanklin Theatre.
Mr Bridge, a multiple winner of Newsbiscuit’s prestigious Palm de Mug and one time Mastermind contestant, said he was delighted to attend the Festival, and his show would consist of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. “Well not brand new, more ‘recycled’”, clarified Mr Bridge.
Arts Festival director, 93 year old Bill Edwards, said getting Ox Bridge shows how the Island has moved into the 20th century. “I saw him in England and it was so funny I had belly laughs, hang on, it might have been an asthma attack? Never mind. Anyway, his routine finished with this gag about a parrot in a pet shop. Only thing was the parrot was dead. Or was it sleeping? Either way I pissed myself laughing. Or did I just piss myself?”
Tickets are available at all the usual outlets. Discounts for non-pensioners.
PS - Just a bit of fun to pass the time before the Royal birth.