Phil Nichol sketches out Welcome to Crazytown

Board Meeting: Phil Nichol

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This article is from 2010.

Phil Nichol sketches out Welcome to Crazytown

Drawing on the board, chatting, posing and having the photo taken takes Phil Nichol about three minutes. This comedic whirlwind is what whisked his reputation into the public eye, and this year the storm is again channelled into the unnerving world of lounge-poet Bobby Spade. In a recent interview with The List he described it as 'dark, poetic theatrical jazz silliness.' So there you go.

Phil Nichol: Welcome to Crazytown is at the Stand 1, York Place. 6.50pm 6--30 Aug (not 16). £10

This article is from 2010.

Phil Nichol: Welcome to Crazytown

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January 19th 1974, legendary Beat poet Bobby Spade performed his magnum opus ‘Welcome to Crazytown’ at Baltimore’s famous jazz club, Bertha’s. That show ended in near tragedy. Phil Nichol recreates that event. 'Welcome to Crazytown' is a semi-autobiographical masterpiece of poetic story-telling that explores the dark…

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