Elvis McGonagall

Sun 23 Feb 2014 | 8pm | £10 (£8)

Elvis-McGonagall

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary and recumbent rocker, Elvis McGonagall is the sole resident of The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the middle of nowhere where he scribbles verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash. Elvis is the 2006 World Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and a regular guest of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

Glastonbury Festival Poet-in-Residence 2007
World Poetry Slam Champion 2006
UK Slam Champion 2006
UK All-comers’ Poetry Slam Champion 2004

‘Funny, angry and tightly written….McGonagall combines anger, polish and carefully crafted verse in a way which recalls John Cooper Clarke’ ★★★★
THE SCOTSMAN

‘Verses shot through with a moral umbrage and rhetorical power… a bracing throwback to the days when comedy made room for militant eccentrics with a knack for scansion and a bolshie hankering to change the world’ ★★★★
THE GUARDIAN

‘Side-splittingly funny’
THE READING RANT

‘Comic poetry with a stand-up charge, coupled with intelligent leaps of the poetic imagination’
SHORTFUSE

‘Flamboyant, razor-sharp text, intense energy… reminds me of Adrian Mitchell, John Cooper Clarke and Linton Kwesi Johnson, all the right people’
SIMON VINKENOOG

 

VENUE: THEEXETERDAILY.CO.UK AUDITORIUM

WEBSITE: ELVISMCGONAGALL.CO.UK

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