The Perrier Awards are now called the Fosters Awards, after the makers of the Australian brand of non-beer, who have taken over from the French brand of non-water. Fosters have announced a new award which will be open to a public vote, for the best ever Edinburgh Festival comedy act. The eligible acts are any who have been short-listed for a Best Award or Best Newcomer award. Ross Noble was among those tipped to win and this prospect so enraged comedian Stewart Lee that in response to a press release from Fosters he wrote: “Think about the logic. Who among those who are going to vote has ever heard of Frank Chicken, who for all anyone under 30 knows may be the best act on the list?” Lee accidentally pressed “reply to all” which has led his fellow comedians to start a “Vote For Frank Chickens” campaign on Twitter. Frank Chickens are a Japanese duo who were discovered by John Peel in 1984 when they did a spoof of a Japanese pop record called Blue Canary. They are still going strong. This video shows how brilliant they are. Let’s make sure that Frank Chickens wins, Ross Noble comes nowhere.
Frank Chickens Blue Canary (You Tube)