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In Jupitus' Orbit
Never Minds The Buzzcocks captain Phill Jupitus on his foray into Broadway-style musicals, his admiration for Irish comedian David O’Doherty and his friendship with the late Ian Dury.
Roisin Dwyer, 04 May 2011
Throughout our chat Phill speaks warmly about his many visits to Ireland and remembers his appearance on The Panel with particular fondness.
“I love The Panel! It’s brilliant,” he exclaims. “Funnily enough I saw the executive producer Seamus Cassidy today. I always have to hold back from saying it but I really wanted to go, ‘You don’t need me to do The Panel again do you?’ I loved it so much, it was such a laugh.
“I really loved it when we had that former Agricultural Minister on and he referred to the Taoiseach as Biffo,” he laughs. “And he went (affects accent) ‘Agh, of course he doesn’t like us calling him Biffo now and if we do in the Dáil he gets all upset!’ I just love the way there is such a different mindset over here, it is just amazing.”
Spamalot is in the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin from May 9 to 14