Monday, 16 November 2015
Tinky Winky's Debut - The Monkhouse Nov 16 1987
Long long ago, before Tinky Winky wasn even a twinkle winkle in anyone's eye, the 3rd month of The Monkhouse comedy club in Leicester, in November 1987, saw the debut of Igor Thomson. Aka Dave Thomson. Aka Tinky Winky.
His Wikipedia page is very big on his appearance in Harry Hill's Hooves tour and Ben Elton's Maybe Baby, but manages to make no mention whatsoever of his two appearances at Leicester's Monkhouse Club. Come on posterity, prioritise.
Brenda Gilhooly has also appeared in Harry Hill's shows. appearing as various characters in TV Burp, while remaining most famous as the irrepressible Gayle Tuesday.
Alan, Norman, Cathi and I provided the reliable local act back-line, as we did every month. Sometime I must get round to telling you more about them all.