The premise was simple, audience members were asked to tweet in puns (cow, dairy or ice cream inspired) of musicals or recording artists. These would then be improvised into the show to the hilarity of all.
The artist in charge of our amusement was the severely talented Abandoman, winner of many comedy awards. How one man’s brain can work so quickly to bend a song or rap on the spot amazes me. In fact it’s impossible to describe, so I recorded a couple of videos to show you all.
In this first video some of the audience suggestions for band names were written onto a flip pad, these were worked into a rap suggesting new flavour names to Ben & Jerry. One of my suggestions ‘Graze Against The Machine’ was chosen for inclusion, along with my friend’s ‘Moo Moo Dolls’ we felt very proud 😀
In this next video the audience were asked to shout out fun activities for a cows day out. Those people with funny suggestions (like zorbing) were then pulled on stage and dressed as cows to dance along.
Finally the night ended with a song about an after show party. One member of the audience had particularly inspired Abandoman with on the spot renditions of Cher songs, so we were all invited (jokingly) to attend a party at his house (Rich’s House).
For more information on the humorous and delicious happenings at Ben & Jerry’s take a look at their facebook page www.facebook.com/benjerryuk
Also worth a mention is their current campaign to raise standards of care for cows across Europe, more information can be found at www.happycows.eu