An Evening With Viz!
Since debuting 40 years ago, the bawdy and outrageous Viz Comic has become a national treasure in Britain. At its zenith, it was selling an astonishing 1.2 million copies per issue, and it continues to be a surreal and vulgar staple of the British diet. NCSFest is delighted to give Southern California (and all those transplanted Brits!) a chance to spend an evening in the company of Buster Gonad, Roger Mellie, The Fat Slags et al, and the two reprobates responsible for bringing them to life, Simon Thorp and Graham Dury.
A 90-minute show in which Graham and Simon… and a select band of invited cartoonists… will roast the Royals and test your swearing vocabulary!
Part One: Like “The Crown,” but with more swearing
Forget the Simpsons, the Munsters and the Trumps … the Royals are the whole world’s favorite family. Whether they’re abdicating, waving at some plebs from the back of a Rolls-Royce, or having another one of their interminable weddings, the Windsors – Mom Liz, Pop Phil, and their hilarious brood of comically dysfunctional kids – are an endless source of fascination for monarchy fans on both sides of the Atlantic.
At Viz Comic, they are just as obsessed with them as everybody else… if not more so. Since the first issue hit the newsstands back in 1979, Viz has relentlessly chronicled every aspect of their lives in cartoons, articles, ads and photo-stories, and now they’d like to share a few highlights with you.
NCSFest would be honored if you would join us for this hugely respectful and majestic look-back at 40 years of Viz Comic’s Royal coverage. Trigger warnings: Includes references to the Duchess of York’s arse, Prince Charles’s ludicrous ears, and graphic depictions of the Queen Mum’s teeth.
Part two: SNATCHPHRASE! or HOLLYWOOD SWEARS!
(We couldn’t decide which pun we liked best…)
The rules are very simple.
Watch as cartoonists Graham Dury, Simon Thorp, Steve McGarry and Luke McGarry and guests illustrate definitions from the latest edition of Viz Comic’s Profanisaurus – War and Piss.
Then flick through your FREE mini copy of the book to guess which definition is being illustrated.
THE FIRST PERSON IN THE AUDIENCE TO CORRECTLY SHOUT OUT THE ANSWER WINS A FANTASTIC VIZ PEN WORTH 20 CENTS. (The one catch: they have to stand up and read out the full definition to the entire audience.)
The event concludes with a Meat Raffle to be drawn by someone vaguely famous.
Warning: This event contains adult themes, strong language and £50 worth of meat on a tray (contains adult humour).
ABSOLUTELY NOT SUITABLE FOR IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNGSTERS… OR PEOPLE OF A NERVOUS DISPOSITION… OR THOSE OFFENDED BY POTTY MOUTH AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BODY’S NAUGHTY WOBBLY BITS.
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