The Spotlight on... Addy Van Der Borgh

Sunday, August 16 2009

He's an actual, living breathing 'circuit veteran', he knows where the old Comedy Store used to be, and he can animate a visa card – that's right, it's Addy van der Borgh!

Name: Addy van der Borgh.

Where do you live?: In my head most of the time, and I can occasionally be seen wandering aimlessly around Clapham.

How long have you been gigging for?: Fourteen (count them) fourteen years.

What do you do?: I presume you mean style i.e what’s my thang? Well, I guess I'm known for animating inanimate objects such as wine bottles, computers, library books, a visa card and virginity (not an object, but it does get in the way of a good time).

Who makes you laugh?: My girlfriend, my family, Billy Connolly and Richard Prior. Oh and Reggie Watts, a brilliant comic from NYC who will be massive one day.

At which London comedy clubs do you usually perform?: Comedy Store, Up the Creek, Balham Banana Cabaret, Jongleurs’s, 99 Club, King’s Head, Covent Garden Comedy Club etc etc.

What is your favourite London comedy venue?: The Comedy Store for big, the 99 Club Leicester Square (old Comedy Store) for not so big.

What are you/should you be famous for?: My comic acting and comic face.

What is your placing in the Top Million Comedians League?: In MY top million (which is what counts), number one. Realistically, in everyone else’s, three or four.

Who is your celebrity doppelganger?: Rene Descartes, a funny, funny man.

Whose sex face would you least like to see?: Rene Descartes.

Audiences love it when I... fulfill my contractual obligation to make them laugh.

Audiences hate it when I... don't.

And here's young Addy live in action...


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