Tuesday, April 11, 2006

GW DVD signing

Today at Virgin Megastore on Oxford St (next to Tottenham Court Rd tube) at 6pm. Tell them you love the way the show is completely improvised.

Then let me know what they say.


UPDATE: Damn, I forgot Mangan occasionally reads this blog. Abort! Abort!

Mangan is also the biggest improvisor/always credits the writers. So yes, we heart Steve. Even if he does occasionally TRY TO KILL MY READERS (see comments thread below). A shiny english pound to anyone who turns up to the signing with a tyremark on their forehead and points tearfully to Mangan sobbing 'Officer, that's the one! Arrest him forthwith!'.

Just now, coming back from the farmer's market (smoked salmon offcuts £1 a bag, which means I can have smoked salmon and scrambled goose egg on local bread for... not very much money, I can't work it out), when I wished I had some chocolate. I put my hand in my jacket pocket to find... a small bit of chocolate wrapped in gold foil. So either:

a) I went out for a meal Saturday night with some colleagues and forgot there was some chocolate with coffee at the end, which I must have put in my pocket, the chocolate not the coffee, or:

b) my magic powers have finally appeared, at the not-insignificant age of 33.

Hmm.

37 comments:

Richard S said...

It's the magic powers. Got to be worth a treatment.

Evans said...

You're a bit like Penny Crayon, really, but without the drawing.

Bearded Lady said...

i thought he wrote this blog (oh i'm a cheeky one aren't i) especially as he does actually credit the writers. He's a genius

patroclus said...

Where's your raven?

Jayne said...

I was almost run down by the aforementioned Mangan on his bicycle last Monday as I made my way to my new job in Soho Square (not in the actual square obviously, one of the buildings...).

james henry said...

KILLER MANGAN MOWS DOWN 'BLOG' COMMENTER!!!

Jayne said...

Hee. He was wearing a very fetching hi-tech helmet that will have left him with great hat hair too.

Evans said...

If he cycles too wildly near the BBFC offices in the Square I may have to recommend consumer advice for his cycling deeds - 'Mr. Mangan contains scenes of reckless biking and devil-may-care wheelies. And fantasy spiders.'

Anonymous said...

we all heart steve.
indeed, there is much gushing on all green wing forums.
bubble perms are a great hit with the ladies, apparently.

seeyouinzurich said...

We all absolutely adore Steve. He's THE MAN with a load of 17 year old girls which cant be bad. Bubble perms are definately in. The C4 forums are now saying he's the next Peter Sellars and why the hell not. He's a comedy genius.

Write your own comedy series Steve.

Anonymous said...

Mr Henry please get Steve to do his own blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi James

Do you intend writing for Mangan again.

Anna said...

I had a teacher who looked like Penny Crayon.

Maybe someone's trying to poison you, and they know the way to your stomach is through chocolate of unidentified origin, so they wrapped it up in some innocuous foil and popped it in your pocket, patiently biding their time.

Mmm.

james henry said...

Bugger, where is my raven? I only put it down a moment ago...

Elfgirl said...

It's not fair, everything is in London. *weeps softly* Someone please go and tell Steve that I love him.

P.S. If I wish for a Mac do you think he will appear in my pocket?

irony in motion said...

I just got back from the signing. Stephen Mangan was in fact very charming and friendly and told me his nephew has the same name as me (though I'm female, so that was a bit confusing, but still). My friend asked the crutches-bound Oli Chris about the claimed baby-kicking incident; he told us he was saving it from the fire. So there you go.

cello said...

I went too James. Will you ever speak to me again? But also got Vic to sign and so will be collecting your sig too at some point in the future. Writers rule!

Better Late Than Never said...

I went! Stephen told me I was very happy and proceeded to write as such on my DVD...which prompted him and Mr.Rhind-Tutt to engage in same vaguely mocking banter! It was awesome! *sigh*

Quizzical said...

The signing was great fun! Stephen was charming the pants off everyone. I did something terrible and walked straight past Oli Chris after having a pic with JRT. So if Mr Chris happens by this blog as well; you are wonderful as well, I am so sorry, and I blame your blonde friend.

Anonymous said...

I went too and Stephen was charm personified. Luv him to bits. If he ever drops by this blog - you made my day.

Who is this Dave? said...

I looked all over my map of The Big City but could not find this Oxford Street of which you speak.

Whereabouts in Norwich is it then?

james henry said...

I'm worried some people are still waiting in Truro...

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, can you arrange a writers signing event just for us fans?

james henry said...

Never meet writers. We're stinky and weird.

Anonymous said...

So are us fans.

Jayne said...

Sadly didn't get to do my J'ACCUSE scene with Mr Mangan as by the time boring meeting finished Virgin was awash with GW fans who might have done me even more serious harm than a recklessly ridden bike if I'd tried to come between them and Steve. However, if it happens again I shall have him handcuffed and dragged before the beak forthwith.

Bearded Lady said...

can i just say not all writers are stinky - some are very glamerous and smell delicious.

Anonymous said...

I went to the signing and Steve was letting random women stroke his hair (the random woman mostly consisting of my friend)

I told Robert Harley that I'd loved him since he was in Fast Forward in 1986 and I'd met him a few years ago too and he looked scared. :-)

Salome said...

I would've asked, but I got moved from the shop by security because of an event involving paper airplanes.

I've told my mum to expect an Asbo in the post.

rob said...

Thanks for sticking up for me, bearded lady.

rob said...

anonymous - (or can I call you L?)
I wasn't scared, I always look like that. Although it's just possible that the vague memories of what I may have done in Fast Forward were making me cringe in a slightly scared-lookng way. Or Paris London even. Anyway, I was really glad you were there - it made a nice change from people whispering "isn't he that bloke that was in last week's episode?".

salome -
The paper aeroplanes were great.

Jennifer said...

You know what would be good? A signing in every country in the UK.

Scotland is so oft-ignored by big starry signings; Glasgow is actually a very nice place... if you ignore the drunkards, NEDs (basically chavs, but less likely to say 'please' while mugging you. They're far scarier.) and occasional 'chibs' (you DON'T want to know).

And also the traffic's nicer up here. And we all speak like Michelle Gomez.

BiScUiTs said...

My God, Fast Forward, I remember that!
That is all.

Rose said...

I feel I should own up to being the Mangan-hair-stroker mentioned above and apologise for my frightening behaviour. I'm actually a very balanced person. Or something.

Oh, and Mr Harley, I very much liked your jacket.

Lettice said...

It was a nice jacket!

Anonymous said...

Yeah get Steve Mangan to do his own blog - he's so funny. Whose idea was the swan scene?

New and improved? said...

Hope you enjoyed your chocolate as much as i just enjoyed reading your blogs :) i will be a regular visitor to your page. cheers.