Josh Howie: Gran Slam
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Gran Slam is based on the time that Josh lived with his mother’s mother who is 84 years old. He did this until recently for a four year period with his wife, who was pregnant for part of the time. Being cash-strapped, and wanting to save up money for their wedding, a deposit for their flat and with an endless supply of liquorice allsorts, Josh thought it was the perfect arrangement…. It wasn’t!
He was under the impression that he was the perfect grandchild and in his Grandma’s eyes could do no wrong and she would appreciate his company.
This idyllic viewpoint of their relationship was blown apart when, after a few weeks of moving in, his Grandma told his wife: 'You know, Joshua really reminds me of my brother.', then she sadly shook her head. 'I never liked my brother.'