Yianni enlists Kane, Byrne and Watson to fill EICC
Andrew Mickel19 August 2013
Yianni Agisilaou, the comedian who has tasked himself with filling the EICC for a one-off gig this Sunday despite typically playing much smaller venues, has enlisted some of comedy’s biggest names to his cause.
He’s already had his picture snapped with Russell Kane to promote the show, and Ed Byrne has now promised to work as his opening act for the night - if Agisilaou manages to sell more tickets than Byrne does for his show this Sunday.
He’s also staged a rap battle with Mark Watson which will soon be uploaded to YouTube.
Says Yianni: “I did this because Mark's 24-hour shows were part of my inspiration to do this big show.
"I'd attended a few of them, and was involved in the last one for Comic Relief writing one equation every hour about something that was happening in the show.”
Mentalist Doug Segal - who last year outpaced Such Small Portions’ predictions on the Olympic medal table - is also predicting how many tickets Agisilaou will sell for the event.
Lots of other comedians have also agreed to flyer for the show over the weekend.
Agisilaou is promising more big promotional stunts over the week.
“I came up with the idea through coming up with the idea for my Free Fringe show, 'Think Big',” he says.
“The idea of thinking big as a show came up after a post mortem of last year's Fringe. I looked at what I liked and disliked about 'Numb and Number' (my show last year) and one of the things I disliked about it was I felt that I played it safe, wasn't really personal enough.
“In short, I stayed inside my comfort zone. Since I didn't want to do that again, we thought, why not do a show about being outside your comfort zone?”
Yianni in Think Big: The Big One is at the EICC this Sunday at 6pm. Tickets are available here.
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