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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2002 5:43 pm 
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Lagos became Abuja in 1991 - but I'm sure you knew that!

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I believe Mike (Plissken) Landers is the same Mike Landers who is coming to do my Hartlepool comedy club in a couple of weeks - it should be interesting Mike !!!!!!

Do you still use your WTC stuff?

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Quote: from WriteWoman on 3:28 pm on Feb. 14, 2002

But it's amazing to see you people could perform on "the day itself" -- or even the day after.
(Edited by WriteWoman at 10:50 am on Feb. 14, 2002)


Not really. It happened in New York, not London. The ash wasn't falling on our heads.
I don't suppose many NY comedians found it hard to do comedy on the night that the explosions were going off in Lagos or the night 40,000 people were killed in that last Indian earthquake.
As much as the British and alot of other people around the world seem to think they were personally affected by Sept 11 just because they all watched it on TV and know someone who knows someone, really when it comes down to it it was just another bad thing that happened in a far away place. Life goes on. Immediately.

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i was certainly upset by the events, but going to a comedy show that night raised my spirits. the show must go on etc

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This is so sad but anyway -

Lagos did not change its name to Abuja.

The capital of Nigeria changed from Lagos to a separate city called Abuja.

I think thats right anyway.


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You're right - but I was just testing!

<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>(mutter, mutter)</span>;)

(Edited by birdy at 7:51 pm on Feb. 15, 2002)

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I bet you two go to Johnny Wakelin gigs and shout, "It's The Democratic Republic of Congo actually, mate!"

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True story... Comedy brewhouse new act night many a year ago in olde Londone towne.

New act second ever gig and he'd been giving it large about how he's stormed it on his debut...

On stage for less than a minute when he crumples into a little limp ball on the floor (faints). We look at each other wondering if it's part of the act and then just as we nod that we need to see if he's all right up he pops like zebedee and continues like nothing has happened.

A minute later, down he goes again only this time head butting the mike in it's stand, he cracks his head open on the lip of the stage and the mike stand lands on top of him...

He did his encore in an ambulance and we never heard of him again...

John lane, the compere, decided that was the perfect moment for an interval.

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