Count Binface to go on a comedy tour | Could it be a post-election victory lap?

Count Binface to go on a comedy tour

Could it be a post-election victory lap?

Count Binface – who’s standing against Rishi Sunak in the general election – is to go on a comedy tour once the campaign is over.

The political prankster has announced 16 dates in September and October, promising a state-of-the-nation address as he shares his MEGA (Make Earth Great Again!) manifesto.

The intergalactic count yesterday unveiled his 24-point promise to the electorate as he stands in the Prime Minister’s Richmond and Northallerton constituency on July 4.

If elected, he has promised that ‘all water bosses (will) take a dip in British rivers to see how they like it’, national service will be introduced for former Prime Ministers, pensions will be double-locked (but with a little extra chain on the side) and Claudia Winkleman’s fringe will be Grade-1 listed.

He also vows to build ‘at least one’ affordable house, to price cap croissants at £1.10, and ban speakerphones on public transport, with punishment of one year’s forced habitation with Matt Hancock.

And the character - described as a 5,702-year-old Recyclon from the planet Sigma IX – reiterated his longest-standing policy: to move the hand dryer in the gents’ toilets at the Crown & Treaty in Uxbridge, West London, to ‘a more sensible position’.

Count Binface was a candidate in that constituency in the 2019 general election, attracting 69 votes against Boris Johnson. 

He also stood in the London Mayoral elections in 2021 and 2024, by which time he had grown his support base to 24,260 votes across the capital.

Daily Star urging Vote BinfaceBinface’s manifesto earned him a full front-page endorsement from the Daily Star today.

The candidate is the creation of comedy writer Jon Harvey, who has worked on Have I Got News For You, In The Loop and Only Connect. He previously stood as Lord Buckethead in Theresa May’s Maidenhead constituency in the 2017 election. 

However, he was forced to change the character due to a copyright dispute with American filmmaker Todd Durham, who created Lord Buckethead for his 1984 sci-fi film Hyperspace.

He kicks off his new tour, Bindependence Day, at the Glee Club in Cardiff on September 12, ending at the Wardrobe Theatre Bristol on October 27. Tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow.

» Count Binface tour dates

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Published: 18 Jun 2024

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