Sunday, June 01, 2008
'Python' standout is a hit on London's West End
Phill Jupitus, the UK comedian who’s about to gain a new Eddie Izzardish, Russell Brandian international following thanks to his hilarious appearance in The Seventh Python, the Neil Innes musical biopic from our pals at Frozen Pictures is receiving great reviews for his West End stage debut in the play Lifecoach.
The London Telegraph calls Jupitus "the big revelation":
"He handles his character's bullish, not to say bullying, patter with comic confidence... There's more than a touch of David Brent about Colin, the life coach played by Phill Jupitus in Nick Reed's richly amusing new play."
UK comedy guide Chortle says: "This new comedy is a Pygmalion for the BlackBerry generation.
“Jupitus... is lively and fun... showing his range has a lot more potential than the smart-mouthed wit Never Mind The Buzzcocks viewers already know him to be.
"Not only is Jupitus’s character, Colin, surprisingly sympathetic and ambiguous, but there’s more humour, drama and story than a two-dimensional parody could ever offer."
Jupitus is best known to UK audiences as a stand-up comic, radio host and for his role on the TV quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He also appeared with the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band on their 40th Anniversary reunion concert and tour.