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Twitter plea from comic who sold just one ticket to gig in Brighton - with video

The Argus: Twitter plea from comic who sold just one ticket to gig in Brighton Twitter plea from comic who sold just one ticket to gig in Brighton

Could this man be the world’s worst stand-up comedian?

Brian Gittins was forced to launch an urgent internet appeal yesterday after selling just one ticket for a “work in progress” gig in Brighton.

Fellow funnyman Ricky Gervais stepped in to lend his support on Twitter, urging his thousands of fans to turn up to the show at the Marlborough pub last night.

Mr Gittins describes himself as a “nasal spray addict” who runs the “best roadside cafe within a 12-mile radius of Pyecombe”.

In the run-up to his Brighton gig, he told followers to expect: “Lots of notes on bits of paper and long, confused silences” and to “come along if you like watching a human being struggle”.

Earlier this year, Mr Gittins played Kev on the Channel 4-show Derek and once supported Ricky Gervais on his stand-up tours.

But the comedian, whose real name is David Earl, was forced to take to Twitter yesterday afternoon after he discovered just one ticket had been sold.

He appealed: “Slight problem tonight, we have sold one ticket. No joke. One ticket. This is an emergency.

We need 10. I repeat 10.

“I’m not saying it’s gonna be a good show. So, don’t blame me if you do come. Haven’t even learnt my words.

“Tell you what, I’m gonna make that only audience member feel on top of the world tonight.

“Your loss everyone.”

Later he said: “I give up. It’s at the Marlborough Theatre in Brighton. 8pm. If you want. I’ve got skin problems now. Might see you later.”

Office star Ricky Gervais joined in, telling his followers: “It’s funny because that person doesn’t even have a friend!

“You have to go & see @BRIANGITTINS1doing awork in progress tonight in Brighton.

Seriously. I want a full report.”

And the star’s appeal seemed to work – because an hour later Mr Gittins tweeted, ‘10 tickets sold. Absolutely flying along now.That's the front row sorted’.

Don't miss tomorrow's Argus to see if Brian got any laughs.

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11:26am Fri 12 Apr 13

Hovegeek says...

"Earlier this year, Mr Gittins played Kev on the Channel 4 by BILL GARDNER bill.gardner@theargu
s.co.uk showDerek and once supported Ricky Gervais on his stand-up tours."

Does anyone proofread these things??
"Earlier this year, Mr Gittins played Kev on the Channel 4 by BILL GARDNER bill.gardner@theargu s.co.uk showDerek and once supported Ricky Gervais on his stand-up tours." Does anyone proofread these things?? Hovegeek
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11:44am Fri 12 Apr 13

yawnnn says...

this is the argus,what do you expect from a bunch of amateurs! the proof readers of beano did a better job!!!
this is the argus,what do you expect from a bunch of amateurs! the proof readers of beano did a better job!!! yawnnn
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11:44am Fri 12 Apr 13

Dave At Home says...

This was last night, so do we have an update on how many people went? did the Argus send anyone to review the work? I suppose they are all waiting for the big Sainsburys story to break....
This was last night, so do we have an update on how many people went? did the Argus send anyone to review the work? I suppose they are all waiting for the big Sainsburys story to break.... Dave At Home
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11:53am Fri 12 Apr 13

njm1976 says...

According to his twitter account he sold 36 tickets.
According to his twitter account he sold 36 tickets. njm1976
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1:38pm Fri 12 Apr 13

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Unfunny backed by even 'unfunnier'!
You couldn't make it up even if you had to!
Unfunny backed by even 'unfunnier'! You couldn't make it up even if you had to! Tailgaters Anonymous
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5:42pm Fri 12 Apr 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

He looks horrible, he didn't even bother to learn anything and he expects to sell tickets. Glad I didn't bother to go.
He looks horrible, he didn't even bother to learn anything and he expects to sell tickets. Glad I didn't bother to go. getThisCoalitionOut
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10:21pm Fri 12 Apr 13

wippasnapper says...

If a comedian is good he doesn’t have to learn his lines as he can make it up as he go’s talk about judging a book by its cover his cover doesn’t exist and the only lines he’s got written down is “that’s it fokes see you next time, by for now” so what ever he started with was as dry as a paper bag and it would have been better over his head.
If a comedian is good he doesn’t have to learn his lines as he can make it up as he go’s talk about judging a book by its cover his cover doesn’t exist and the only lines he’s got written down is “that’s it fokes see you next time, by for now” so what ever he started with was as dry as a paper bag and it would have been better over his head. wippasnapper
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11:06pm Fri 12 Apr 13

FatherTed11 says...

Probably because of the 20 mph speed limits
Probably because of the 20 mph speed limits FatherTed11
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12:55am Sat 13 Apr 13

El Duderino says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
He looks horrible, he didn't even bother to learn anything and he expects to sell tickets. Glad I didn't bother to go.
you don't sound like you laugh too much on a day to day basis anyway
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: He looks horrible, he didn't even bother to learn anything and he expects to sell tickets. Glad I didn't bother to go.[/p][/quote]you don't sound like you laugh too much on a day to day basis anyway El Duderino
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8:34am Sat 13 Apr 13

jimthedoorman says...

I once went to a gig of his and he was heckled offstage within 10 minutes.
The organiser of the comedy night asked me back next month.
I once went to a gig of his and he was heckled offstage within 10 minutes. The organiser of the comedy night asked me back next month. jimthedoorman
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