The Firework of Creativity By Desky Lewis

One of the best gigs I’ve ever performed was at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival last year playing to an audience of four people, two Germans, a Pole and an Italian, none of whom spoke particularly good English and had no clue as to the majority of the cultural references I was alluding to in my act. I have a vivid memory of having to come down from the stage to try & explain to the four of them what a Gypsy Cream biscuit was. We all ended up as firm friends and over the past year have built up a pan-European biscuit distribution business. I was best man at the Italian’s wedding, a very plush affair in Milan; but it all got a bit ugly when the reception was raided by the Polizia di Stato for serving illegal Casu Marzu cheese.* I managed to slip out of a third floor window and shimmy down a drain-pipe. The drain-pipe pulled away from the wall when I was just over half way down, but fortunately my fall was broken by a large cardboard box containing several hundred white doves that were planned to be symbolically released at a climactic point in the day’s proceedings. But my taste for illicit cheese had been triggered. I tried Stilton, Danish Blue... But looking back now I realise that these were all just ‘gateway cheeses’ and I was already on the slippery slope to full blown addiction.


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