Super-group set for Skeg

The Idiot B*stard Band will perform in Skegness on Thursday, November 8 at 7.30pm.
The Idiot B*stard Band will perform in Skegness on Thursday, November 8 at 7.30pm.

A musical ‘super-group’ freaturing some of the UK’s most-famous comic talents is set to tickle the funny bones of Skegness this week.

The Idiot B*stard Band’s Ade Edmondson, Phill Jupitus, Rowland Rivron and Neil Innes will be familiar to comedy fans all over the country for their involvement in such illustrious comic capery as The Young Ones, Monty Pyhton, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and more.

And they have joined forces to bring their individual talents to bear on the UK’s tradition of comic song.

“The Idiot B*stard Band are a band dedicated to the comic song,” said a spokesperson.

“They play songs by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Jake Thackeray, Syd Barret, George Formby, They Might Be Giants, Ian Dury, Mel Brooks, The Mighty Sparrow and many of their very own brand spanking new compositions.

“During the winter of 2010/11 they held a raucous eight-week residency at The Wilmington Arms in Clerkenwell.

“Famously advertised as ‘Live Rehearsals’ the shows were a heady mixture of excitement and catastrophe, at once fabulously warm, surprising and hilarious.

“They have done something similar this year at Monto Water Rats, where they found that actually, they weren’t half bad - so they’ve booked a few more shows and thought they might even bang a few festival performances out this year,” they added.

The concert will take place in the Embassy Threatre on Thursday, November 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £24 and the concert is rated PG.

For more information or to buy tickets call the Embassy Theatre on 0845 674 0505 or visit

Alternatively, pop into the box office in Grand Parade in person during normal opening hours.