The Pub Landlord, aka Al Murray, is back on the road with his new show ‘One Man, One Guvnor.’ The comedy legend found time to chat to the Standard ahead of his appearance in Skegness.
You are back on the road, with your new show One Man One Guvnor. So what can people expect this time round?
Oh, the usual. Common Sense solutions to Common Sense problems: global finance explained in under half an hour and to be finally set free from modern society’s restraints.
Are you looking forward to appearing in Skegness and have you visited our town before?
This must be my fourth visit. I love the place. And I’ll be doing what I can when elected to ensure global warming raises the temperature of the UK by five degrees to bring much needed tourism back to our seaside towns.
Are you familiar with our iconic mascot The Jolly Fisherman?
I’m afraid I’m not. Perhaps you could arrange a meeting?
Will you be sampling any of our local Lincolnshire brews while in the county?
Yes, looking for recommendations
Do you recommend to a pint or two before coming on stage for ‘Dutch Courage?’
I rely on British courage thank you very much from lunchtime onwards.
George Orwell once wrote an essay about the perfect pub, do you have a vision of the ideal boozer?
Cheers! We’ve got crisps, nuts, lager, bitter, stout, mild ale, brown ale, pale ale, bottled beers, international lagers, traditional ales in pints, halves and yards, shorts, liqueurs, a wide selection of soft drinks, mineral water, water out the tap mate? beer mats, towels, traditional fayre - with a “y”, Ploughman’s lunches, tartar sauce, salad cream, pub dog by a roaring fire, horse brasses, copper top tables with a hammered effect, sticky floors, dominoes, darts, the smell of old farts, skittles, regular drinkers, passing trade, all day opening, late lock-ins, the occasional fight on a Friday night and above all a glass of white wine for the lady!
How do you spend the time when on tour?
Most of it in the back of a car.
You are standing to be MP for South Thanet. Are you enjoying the campaign and what needs to be done to get more people interested in politics?
It’s simple really. Folks need to vote. If you’re not on the darts team, you’ll never win a match.
You have written several books, can we expect any more words of wisdom from you?
Yes. Watch this space
What other plans do you have for 2015?
Second weekend of May going to Buckingham Palace and saying “alright love, leave it with me”
Finally do you have a message for the good people of Skegness?
I can’t wait to be amongst the greatest people in the world apart from the ones in my future constituency.
Al Murray The Pub Landlord is at the Embassy Theatre on Saturday, February 28. Tickets £27 are available on 0845 674 0505 or online at www.embassytheatre.co.uk
Read more of the interview with The Pub Landlord in next week’s Skegness Standard.