In the grim reality of these post-Brexit times, let’s face it, we all need someone to provide a few LOLs now and again. And who better than Graham Loose, the self-styled Mayor of Kentish Town?
Never heard of him? Well, he’s the creation of experienced comedian and actor Steve Furst, who has a five-night run coming up this month at the Tristan Bates theatre in Covent Garden.
Most famous for his alter ego Lenny Beige, as well as starring in the Orange mobile phone cinema adverts, he’s also been in TV shows like Little Britain, as well as a regular on the comedy circuit.
The mayor, a character in his new show, is NW5-based as it’s an area Furst knows well. “I used to go to gigs here, and my kids are at school in the postcode. It’s still rough round the edges: Kentish Town keeps it real.”
Meet the man inside. Elsewhere in this issue we hear the unlikely story of the local charity War Child, find out how to make the best sourdough in north London, celebrate 15 years since the Pineapple pub was saved – and visit a corner of Highgate that’s been quietly winning all sorts of foodie awards.
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