DOM JOLY used Ian Brown‘s show at the HAMMERSMITH PALAIS last night to film a sketch for a future series of ‘TRIGGER HAPPY TV’, nme.com can reveal.
The comedy series, which was broadcast in January and February on Channel 4, features Joly performing unusual events in public. One sketch, which ran through the entire series, featured people dressed in full animal costumes attacking each other.
At last night’s (April 26) London show, two people dressed as dogs, supposedly independently of each other, were in the crowd. After Brown took to the stage, the dogs made their way to the photographers pit and started beating each other up. Dom Joly was at the side of the stage, recording everything that happened.
An eyewitness told nme.com: “I noticed two dogs just wandering around the venue and I didn’t really know what was going on. I didn’t think anything of it until I got to the front of the stage for the gig, and the dogs were right in front of me, kicking seven shades of shit out of each other!”
A spokesperson for Channel 4 told nme.com that a new series of ‘Trigger Happy TV’ had been commissioned, and joked that it “sounded like the kind of trick he’d pull!”
Brown‘s friendship with Joly has also led to a ‘Trigger Happy TV’-themed video for his new single ‘Golden Gaze’, which is released on May 8 through Polydor.
In the video, which is directed by Joly, Brown is seen running through the streets of London, with a number of unusual events happening to him as he runs, including being attacked by a gang of samurai warriors.
Finally, Ian Brown has confirmed a show at the Keele University Summer Party on June 8.
The show is a total one-off, and tickets are only available to people who graduate from Keele University this academic year.
Sources close to Brown told nme.com that he wants to do the gig because it will be a good way to warm-up for his forthcoming US tour, which is provisionally scheduled to start in Atlanta on June 13.
Brown plays Blackpool Empress Ballroom tonight (April 27) and is also confirmed to appear at all three Homelands Festivals in County Meath, Ireland on April 29, The Bowl, Winchester (May 27) and New Cumnock, Scotland (June 3).
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