Monday, 31 December 2012

Jonathan Watson: Donald Trump take-off in 'Only an Excuse''s Hogmanay special

Comic Jonathan Watson does Donald Trump take-off in Only an Excuse's Hogmanay special
Jonathan Watson said mastering the billionaire's ridiculous hairstyle was harder than getting the voice right.

Jonathan Watson as US tycoon Donald Trump
Jonathan Watson as US tycoon Donald Trump
Controversial business tycoon Donald Trump has been trumped…by Only an Excuse.
The American billionaire is taken off by Jonathan Watson in the annual BBC Scotland Hogmanay comedy which pokes fun at the biggest names in sport.
Trump comes into focus through his contentious golf development on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire.
Jonathan said: “With Donald, it’s not so much about getting the voice right, it is the fun of getting the ridiculous hairstyle right. It is quite a funny wig.
“The sketch is a quickie, about his involvement with Aberdeen. Hopefully, he won’t be suing us.”
The show also has guest stars in the shape of Olympic cycling hero Sir Chris Hoy and Gaelic broadcaster Cathy MacDonald.
Jonathan said: “We couldn’t not touch on the Olympics and Sir Chris was delighted to be involved.
“We wanted to do something about Gaelic football coverage. It is funny when they break off and speak in English to some guy who has played for Rangers.
“We thought we’d have Chick Young as the roving reporter and we needed somebody to represent the Gaelic nation and asked Cathy, who was happy to take part.
“She was great. She kept me right on the pronunciation. I had to actually speak Gaelic, it was a nightmare.”
After another incredible year on and off the field for Scottish football, there is no shortage of material for the show.
Highlights include Celtic’s 125th anniversary as seen through the eyes of founder Brother Walfrid and Scotland’s dismal World Cup campaign. The trials of Rangers will also be touched on with both Craig Whyte and Charles Green being lampooned.
Only an Excuse? is on BBC1 on Hogmanay at 11pm.
Source (including photo): Daily Record

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