Meet Phill Jupitus and his three friends

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Comedian Phill Jupitus brings his Edinburgh Fringe show, You’re Probably Wondering why I Asked You Here..., to Warwick Arts Centre on Tuesday June 4.

Jupitus will ‘evolve’ into several characters and converse with the audience in a show he says is unlike any you’ve seen before. The three-part performance will see the host transform into three extraordinary characters and with the help of an inquisitive audience, guests will find out more about them.

The Late Vernon Herschel Harley is a legend of stage and screen who died at the age of 114 just last Thursday. He has worked with everybody in theatre and cinema and describes himself as “quite lively for a dead chap” and “an anecdote gatling gun”.

The Late Kurt Schiffer was the ‘Korvettenkapitan’ of the U42B out of Hamburg, part of the German Navy’s ‘Wolf Packs’, which were the scourge of the Atlantic shipping lanes. He died in 1944. The third character, the Late Phill Jupitus, died on June 24, 2052 on the eve of his 90th birthday.

Reviews of the show have been positive. The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick said: “I particularly loved the recently deceased bon-viveur and actor Vernon Herschel-Harvey. Married 87 times, he is a man who considers the 20th century to have peaked with the invention of the Bacardi Breezer and whose series of buddy movies with Steven Seagal I am sure we all remember fondly.

“This show is a huge amount of fun and an impressive display of Jupitus’s skills.”

One4Review said: “I left with further admiration of the man’s talents and his willingness to try something different.

“It is an experience that should not be missed.”

Guests are invited to leave their preconceptions at the door but not forget to bring their curiosity. For tickets see warwickartscentre.co.uk.