While it was great to see a whole feature on Meribel's Altitude Festival in The Sun newspaper, it was cheeky of them to refer to festival front-man Marcus Brigstocke as 'annoying'. He's not annoying, he's just enthusiastic and hard working, and finds it hard to say no when he's asked to appear on any radio and TV programmes!
From The Sun, by Pete Bell...
THE Altitude Festival promises stand-up comedy, live music, international DJs, snowboarding contests and the stunning backdrop of mountains of the Three Valleys ski resort of Meribel. PETE BELL had a laugh at last year's feast of fun. THERE'S nothing better than a couple of beers and a giggle to distract you from the aches and pains of a day on the piste.
And at the Altitude Festival you're guaranteed to find both. The festival, from March 20 to 26, has a great mix of comedy, live music and DJs and it's jammed with established stars and up-and-coming talent.
Last year, I caught Scouse funnyman John Bishop - bizarrely performing at an Irish-themed evening - and it was the first I'd seen or heard of him.
It's been hard to avoid him since - his career has taken off, with performances on TV shows Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Celebrity Mastermind. He even took a part in teen drama Skins.
Altitude is organised by annoying but funny Marcus Brigstocke and plain funny Andrew Maxwell - both guaranteed to pop up all over the festival and to perform scheduled and impromptu gigs.
Other performers on the 2010 bill include strummer Newton Faulkner, Never Mind The Buzzcocks' Phil Jupitus and Jonathan Ross's pals Four Poofs And A Piano.
Read the full article here.