Hello Gigglers, how have you all been? I really have missed you and all of our Gigglefest jolly jokes and japes over the past few weeks. So what have you all been up to then? My trusty assistant Beryl and I have taken a few weeks off for a well-deserved rest – Beryl plumped for a caravan mini break in Clacton with her poodle, Kiki, whilst I jetted off (alone) to my holiday home in Menorca. But don’t say that I always go away and never bring you anything back - and no, it’s not an ‘Amanda Cadabra went to the Balearics for a fortnight and all I got was this rubbish t-shirt’. It’s so much better than that – it’s a Foxy Bingo clip! For those of you who witnessed the frenzy of choux pastry and furr that was ‘The Furry Face Challenge’, you must surely agree that it will go down in Gigglefest history as the silliest competition yet to be staged (I mean, it was so much sillier AND messier than the Cruchie-bobbing round in last year’s Chocolate eating competition and that was hilarious!) So sit back and enjoy a cream-covered morsel from the Gigglefest archive as Lucy and Dave go head-to-head (or should that be beard-to-beard?) in a fight to the death… of an eclair!
Gigglefest presents the fabulous film made during the festival with the help of the lovely Claire from Small World Animations. Thanks to all the wonderful Gigglers that came along to make and film your own monsters.
Hello Gigglers, it’s a rather tired and emotional Amanda Cadabra here with a final live report from Gigglefest 2012. Having almost recovered from the manic Foxy Bingo, it was time to welcome Chris White to the stage to play the final performance of the week. The crowd were in fine voice (which is always good news, I can’t stand anyone off key) so we cranked the PA up to 11 and blasted “We Will Wok You” throughout the library. The only thing faster than Chris’ mouth is his felt tip pen and he raced us through every riotous rhyme and deranged ditty with an accompanying array of fantastic cartoons. I’m exhausted. I’ve instructed Beryl to have a deep Radox bath and a large Horlicks ready for my return. We will continue to post our films and photos in the coming weeks so please pop back and see us on here again. And be sure to leave us a comment, we’d love to hear what you thought of the shows. So that’s all from me, for now at least. This has been Amanda Cadabra, reporting for Gigglefest. Keep giggling! xxx
Hello Gigglers, Amanda Cadabra here with yet another Gigglefest exclusive! I managed to film Foxy and Dirty Potato earlier on today as they prepared for their Foxy Bingo show! The first ever (and quite possibly the last) performance of Foxy Bingo takes place this afternoon at Gigglefest. Foxy told me “It’s a simple format. Children perform forfeits in the hope of winning a potato.” Why hasn’t this show been commissioned for the BBC? It’s set to go global so remember, you saw it here first!
Greetings Gigglers. Amanda Cadabra here with two of our lovely Gigglefest regulars, Tianna and Leanna. As you can see they were first in the queue for the face painting and are now getting ready to join in the Laughter Yoga. Leanna has been to oodles of Gigglefest events this week. Her favourites included the animation workshop and she says she is especially looking forward to Foxy Bingo. Here’s a special joke from Leanna for all you Gigglers out there: What do you call a bear with no ear? A bee! Keep giggling!
Morning Gigglers. Amanda Cadabra here ready to embark on the final day of Gigglefest 2012. You may think that we’re all lying on the floor spent with laughter from a week of frolicksome fun. But no! We’re merely limbering up for a spot of Laughter Yoga later this morning. (Not that I need any toning of course with my svelte figure). This particular posture is called The Snake and involves placing your head on your neighbour’s tummy. Luckily we are all good friends at Gigglefest HQ. I do wish Brian had had his breakfast though – his gurgling is making my ear tickle. Catch you later Gigglers – come along to the Laughter Yoga from 11.30am with our host Robin Graham, enter our Foxy Bingo at 1.45pm or check out our favourite Potty Poet Chris White, live on the Gigglefest stage at 2.15pm. Plus face painting all day until 4pm. And breathe……
Hello Gigglers, Amanda Cadabra here with a report on this afternoon’s feast of stand up. To get us all in the mood for chuckling, the kids open mic slot attracted a wonderful crowd. I was there to compere proceedings and my particular favourites to take the mic included 4 year old Billy, who had us all falling about with laughter. George showed us that, not only was he a great comic but also a brilliant magician. Delilah tickled our ribs and Juniper our funny bones! Well done everybody, you were all FANTASTIC! Then it was time to settle down for the main show – Janice Phayre & Friends. Not one, not two, not three but four comics took to the stage, namely Janice Phayre, Karen Bayley, Harriet Dyer and our main act, Andy White. We had such a brilliant afternoon – it’s great to see comics used to the bare-knuckle world of the comedy circuit tremble infront of an audience of children!! Oh we did laugh! Harriet Dyer singing like a whale was equally surreal and hilarious and will probably be the soundtrack to my dreams tonight!