Friday, September 11, 2009

True stories

It was only after the movie Forest Gump, and the famous saying “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” that chocolate manufacturers starting putting menu sheets in the boxes, having been alerted to this oversight.

The term Stand-up Comedy has only existed since 1971 when experimental comic JB Wollington (know to his fans as The Wolly) first performed standing up at a gig in Bristol. He was booed off stage within three minutes but the idea caught on. Before then all comedy gigs took place with the audience standing and the comedian sitting down which made Sit-Down Comedy hugely intimidating.


IanVisits said...

Are you sure about that?

Unless my memory is totally faulty, I am convinced we used to scan "menus" in the chocolate boxes for our favourites as a kid, and sadly I am old enough for my childhood to precede that movie by a good many years.

Maybe it was just American chocolates that were lacking what we in the UK had already enjoyed?

Dan W said...

Nah, it's just made up. Was just a silly Friday post. Sorry.