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Warm-Up Guy: 'I'm the appetiser for the main meal' | Media Monkey

4 November 2011 8:23 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Having watched the trailer, Monkey is looking forward to Sunday's Comedy Lab on E4 about one of television's unsung heroes, the warm-up man. Tom Davis from The Morgana Show and Cha'mone Mo'Fo' Selecta plays Iain Bodkin, a "studio audience entertainer" who is desperate for showbiz fame. For Warm-Up Guy, Tom performed in front of one of the most difficult TV crowds … yes, the Loose Women audience. "They were a tough crowd" says Tom, "I was pretty nervous and I've done a lot of stand-up comedy in pubs with hen dos. The average age was around 50 or 60. But they warmed to the character. At least I know if this doesn't work I can do gigs in old people's homes in Bournemouth." Tom describes being a "studio audience entertainer" as being "like the appetiser for the main meal". "It's like you're going on a date with someone and then you've done all »

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