500 Miles Comic Relief video with Peter Kay and Matt Lucas + guests

Last night I watched the Red Nose Day festivities on BBC One for Comic Relief. There were some pretty funny sketches that lasted until early morning, and today I'm paying for staying up so late! It was worth it, though. The great thing is that Comic Relief has, at the time of this writing, so far raised £40,236,142 and I'm sure after all of the outstanding entertainment for Red Nose Day the number will continue to grow.

A few sketches for Comic Relief stood out for me and as I mentioned before, I was looking forward to seeing the video of Peter Kay and Matt Lucas perform "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" with the Proclaimers and many guest stars in the audience.

The video features Peter Kay and Matt Lucas on stage, singing The Proclaimers hit song, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)". Peter Kay is in character as wheelchair-bound Brian Potter from his show Phoenix Nights, and Matt Lucas plays what I would think is his most famous character from Little Britain, wheelchair-bound Andy Pipkin from the Lou and Andy sketch.

The guest stars in the audience watching them include Dr. Who's David Tennant (in a kilt), Dusty Bin, Basil Brush, The Krankies, Status Quo, Terry Nutkins, Paul O'Grady, Tess Daly, Louis Walsh, Bobby Davro, Postman Pat, Rod, Jane and Freddy (Rainbow), Willie Thorne, Bob the Builder and many more.

It was funny but it seems a bit more low key than the Peter Kay/Tony Christie and guests' "Is This The Way To Amarillo" video from 2005. I have a feeling though, that it will get funnier the more I watch it!

For more information about Comic Relief and Red Nose Day, go to the Official Websites:

Red Nose Day
Comic Relief

By: Jenny May

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Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.
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8 Responses to 500 Miles Comic Relief video with Peter Kay and Matt Lucas + guests

  1. loz says:

    best song ever good charity work and its a great laugh

  2. loz says:

    cmon ppl buy this song its sooooooooooooookl and wat da hek its 4 charity

  3. sam says:

    whos the bloke with the papier mache head...black and white big eyes???? thanks

  4. bandweblogs says:

    Hi Sam,

    It's Frank Sidebottom.

    Here's a short video clip of Frank Sidebottom and Snooker legend Dennis Taylor that I found on YouTube which is apropos considering they're both in the 500 Miles video!

    - Jenny

  5. adam says:

    this song is just da best u can't beat it it's better dan rave

  6. lily197 says:

    the guy with the papier mache head id frank sidebottom :)


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