Another shocking Fringe performance | Comic gets a jolt from his mic

Another shocking Fringe performance

Comic gets a jolt from his mic

comedyEdinburgh wouldn’t be Edinburgh without shocking performances … and comedian Ricky Hunt made sparks fly at Fringe show on Sunday.

The comic was performing in his double act Hunt & Murphy at Gilded Balloon's Old Tolbooth Market venue when he got a shock from his mic.

He said: ‘All I saw was white light when my lips touched the microphone head. I thought "the show must go on" and continued, but then sparks flew

Comedy partner Abbie Murphy stopped the show when she realised it wasn’t a joke.  She said: ’I looked at Ricky, he was really pale. Weirdly, he was sweating under his eyes. He looked quite scared.’

But it appears the pair – who claimed ‘the microphone leapt across the room’ – might have over-reacted to what was actually nothing more than a static shock 

The Gilded Balloon said: ‘No performers were harmed in the making of this anecdote. 

‘All of Gilded Balloon’s venues are safe and spark-free, and we apologise for any fright the static from Ricky’s mic may have caused - but we hope everyone enjoyed the electrifying performance!' 

The pair have a scheduled night off tonight, but their show Beg, Borrow & Bitch continues at 10.30pm until the end of the Fringe.

Published: 13 Aug 2019

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