Adam Buxton, who co-created the British cult classic, The Adam & Joe Show, with comedy partner Joe Cornish, is taking Pavel, his most most intense and least talented persona, Eastern European avant-garde artist, Pavel, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a one-manner called I, Pavel. Adam and Joe were discovered by Randy and Fenton and The Adam & Joe Show became a big Friday-night hit produced on Channel 4 by World of Wonder from 1996 to 2001. It paved the way for the somewhat similar antics of Ali G. Adam and Joe were stars, so it might seem a bit Memento of Buxton to be taking his solo show to Edinburgh, where new acts traditionally test the water. “I’m doing my career in reverse,” Buxton told the Times in London. “Next year, I’m hoping to get a job in a bar. Year after that, maybe wash some tables.”
I, Pavel is at the Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh starting August 3, which happens to be today, actually. Meanwhile, here’s a clip of Adam doing his Ken Korda, producer of teen pop groups, from the Adam & Joe Show.