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Phill Jupitus

Visiting Company


“YOU’RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHY I’VE ASKED YOU HERE” is a three-part performance unlike anything you have seen before. Inspired by his character-based comedy show from the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe; Phill Jupitus plays three extraordinary characters and with the help of an inquisitive audience, we find out more about them. Part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

The Late Vernon Herschel Harley is a legend of stage and screen who died at the age of 114 just last Thursday. He has worked with everybody in theatre and cinema and describes himself as “quite lively for a dead chap” and “an anecdote gatling gun.”

The Late Kurt Schiffer was the ‘Korvettenkapitan’ of the U42B out of Hamburg, part of the German Navy’s ‘Wolf Packs’, which were the scourge of the Atlantic shipping lanes. He died in 1944.

The Late Phill Jupitus died on June 24th 2052 on the eve of his 90th birthday.

Leave your preconceptions at the door but don’t forget to bring your curiosity.

Main Theatre

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    User Rating

    Rated: (3/5), based on 2 ratings

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Recommended for 16+
(strong language)


Also at the Citizens Theatre for the Comedy Festival:
BBC Scotland Comedy Showcase
Richard Herring
Chris Addison
John Shuttleworth
Fred MacAulay

“This show is a huge amount of fun and an impressive display of Jupitus’ skills.”
The Scotsman
“I left an hour later with further admiration of the man’s talents and his willingness to try something different…It is an experience that should not be missed.”
“Jupitus is undoubtedly an excellent improviser and there is a great deal of pleasure to be had from watching his quick wit at work.”
Broadway Baby



30th March 2013

I was at the show last night (29/3/13). It was poor. Dire. I left after the second character. The folk around me thought it was poor too. Sorry Phil but it wasn't funny. Did you forget you were taking part in The Glasgow COMEDY Festival?

alison mackenzie

30th March 2013

This was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time! My face is still sore from laughing!! X

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