It was so much fun when Terry returned to the Fringe with a brand new musical (yes, musical!), about his unconventional life so far… The show covered his early career as a professional footballer, his time as a BBC One Saturday night TV host, his Perrier award nomination, his time in the CIA, the fight over a parking space with Prince Charles, the loss of his imaginary friend Bogey and his total and complete mental breakdown. All set to music.
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Written by Terry with music by Grammy nominee Owen Parker – who has recently worked with the Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams, Girls Aloud and Simple Minds – the show promised to be a thrilling and unsettling insight into the mind of a comic genius set to some unforgettable and life-affirming music. And it really really was.
Terry blended reality and fantasy seamlessly, and played every band and choir member himself. There were songs, jokes and impressions as Terry relived some career highs and lows.
However, all was not as it seemed, as anyone who has experienced Terry live before will know.
“The feeling that you get in a room when the comedy is this good is unique. The audience becomes a single entity, bound by laughter and enjoyment. It is a powerful and rarely felt effect and you really must experience it.
Thank you Terry Alderton, for giving me the comedy thrill of a lifetime.”
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman, August 2017. *****
COMIC is an exciting new documentary that explores the interface between creative expression and mental health, featuring Terry.
This documentary is an intimate portrait of an exceptionally creative and productive individual. Funny and compelling, Terry shares how he manages to express himself creatively and how his mental illness has both helped and hindered his creativity.
Shot over twelve months, COMIC was directed and produced by award winning filmmakers Sam & Ben Callis.
Find out more about the film from the official website comicthefilm.com, which features extra trailers, backstage photos from the tour and information on how and where you can see this incredible film.
Peeking inside the Technicolor mind of one of Britain’s finest comic talents and you will find him desperately doing battle with “The Voices”, two unpredictable and hilarious Voices in Terry’s Head. Though often a challenge to Terry these two different sides of his ego/conscience often lead him into unpredictable comedy routines. No two shows are ever the same!
Terry is one of the most exciting comedians around regularly performing all over the globe. In the last year alone he has played the Melbourne Australia Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, India and Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Terry has been Perrier nominated in Edinburgh and recently won the ‘3 Weeks Critics’ award as well as Best International Act at the New Zealand Comedy Festival. This frequent traveling has meant performing alongside some of comedy’s biggest stars. Michael McIntyre has found Terry as a source of inspiration. He has recently worked with Joan Rivers who became an instant fan and Eddie Izzard who proclaimed him to be a ‘very funny comic with a fantastic comedy mind’, but someone who really ought to seek some sort of professional help.