DIARY: PR gag meister is just gagging for another go at life on the fringe

PR’s efforts to be taken seriously is no laughing matter. Unless, that is, you are Terence Gibbons, head of the Millennium Dome’s national and regional PR until July, now a Band and Brown account director.

PR’s efforts to be taken seriously is no laughing matter. Unless,

that is, you are Terence Gibbons, head of the Millennium Dome’s national

and regional PR until July, now a Band and Brown account director.



In the intervening four months the semi-professional stand-up comedian

took a two-man show to the Edinburgh fringe in August with partner Tony

Hindle, the show consisting largely of improvised chatter based on

topics suggested by the audience.



As he was still doing some freelance PR work at the time he would spend

his nights fending off drunken hecklers in Edinburgh’s smoky Downstairs

Cellar Bar, and his days searching out power points for his laptop and

mobile.



Gibbons has toured most of London’s 200 comedy venues in his six years

on the circuit, generating a mix of hilarity and distress. He once

stormed off stage at Deptford’s Up the Creek club when the entire

audience began humming in a bid to drown out his banter.



Undeterred, the e-commerce PR whiz will be heading back to Scotland next

summer with a new show co-starring ex-Jackie Cooper staff member, Mark

Terry.



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