Friday 25th May 2018
The Star of Kings, King’s Cross, London
Back for its second year, Stand Up for Towel Day 2018 took place in The Star of Kings, King’s Cross, London with special guests Geoffrey McGivern and Dirk Maggs, alongside some familiar faces.
Geoffrey McGivern & Dirk Maggs
Actor and voice of Ford Prefect in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio series, Geoffrey McGivern chatted with award winning audio director, producer, and writer Dirk Maggs, the man behind The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Tertiary, Quandary, Quintessential, and Hexagonal Phases. Chaired by Kevin Jon Davies and followed by a Q&A.
Paul Duncan McGarrity
Archaeologist Paul turned up to Stand Up for Towel Day 2018 with a broken arm and in naturally comparisons between himself and Lintilla had to be made.
Steve Cross was back with more of his amazing investigative journalism skills to show that he has read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy more closely than any of you. This year he set out to prove that 42 was in fact NOT the answer to life, the universe, and everything and ask ‘was Douglas Adams getting a lot of his power from Satan?’
Angus presented a brand new entry from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on the subject of ‘Doors’ in the style of Peter Jones.
As a representative from Pisces Innovative Solutions, Michael presented ways to save The Guide (and more importantly, the lunch budget) as sales dwindle across the galaxy and the outgoing legal costs increase. Could premium editions of The Guide be a solution? Or possibly appealing to readers’ charity? Or getting planetary governments to sponsor content?
Vogon Poetry Anti-slam
In the inaugural Stand Up for Towel Day Vogon Poetry Anti-Slam, comedian, science presenter, and drag artiste Scary Boots bound and gagged members of the audience in order to inflict the torture of Vogon poetry by themself and Cerys Bradley along with challenger, Katie Overstall.
The Story Beast
John Henry Falle delighted us with a folk-horror set from his alter-ego, The Story Beast.
Declan Kennedy & Jonathan Hearn
Declan and Jonathan returned as Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent with brand new sketch:
An oddly familiar space-time traveller has saved Arthur and Ford from Earth and
dropped them off on… Earth? Why is there more than one? So long as it’s a bar, does Ford particularly care? What is the connection to Marvin, patron saint of bIpolar iPhones? Confronted with more than one home planet, Arthur is compelled to ask the same question he asked about Alec Baldwin’s brothers….why are there so many of them?
Front of House