Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Indomitable Dave will see you in court

COMEDIAN Dave Griffiths has been fighting for justice for the little man for 14 years — and it seems at last people are beginning to hear him shout.

The funny man from Peppard launched a new show with a stand-up slot at the Rowbarge in Henley’s West Street last summer. Since then it has been a sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival and has attracted the attention of a production company who are trying to raise the money to make a TV documentary. And next month, he plays at the Kenton Theatre as part of a triple bill with two other comedians.

“Things are definitely taking off,” he said. “The Rowbarge sold out, with more than 120 people, and so did a gig I did in the Unicorn in Peppard. And I have already sold about half the tickets at the Kenton, even without doing any publicity.”

His show, C U In Court, focuses on his battle with French Connection who threatened to sue him for infringement of their trademark when he did a gig in London wearing a T-shirt that read “King Cnut” on the front and “French correction” on the back.

At first, when he set the show up in a pub off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh last autumn, only a handful of people turned up to see it. But that did not deter the indomitably dogged Dave.

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