Dominic Frisby’s Financial Gameshow

I very excited to be going to the Edinburgh Festival this August. My show is called Dominic Frisby’s Financial Gameshow. It’s at 5pm at the Gilded Balloon.

Here’s the blurb:

Dominic Frisby, the world’s only financial expert and comedian, is host and quizmaster in this classic gameshow full of fascinating financial facts. Contestants from the audience (willing volunteers only) can win big prizes including £500 in cash – there is £500 to be won every show – solid silver and bitcoin cash. Games range from higher-lower for house prices to to high-pressure quiz questions with the £500 jackpot at stake. Exciting, informative, amusing. What’s not to like?

‘Very witty… entertaining and educational… impressive’ (The Times).
‘Funny, absorbing… full of historical insights’ (The Spectator).

We have got some great prizes for the winners: silver bullion kindly donated by Ross Norman at Sharps Pixley; Moneyweek subscriptions (thank you Merryn); bitcoin cash; and a £500 jackpot each show, donated by a mystery sponsor whose name is yet to be announced.

I rather like the pic (taken by Steve Best) with some groovy graphic design from John Griffiths at Lua Design.

Tickets have now gone on sale. Book early to avoid disappointment, as they say.

Or please come and see a preview.

May 22 Downstairs at the King’s Head. (Crouch End in North London)
June 7 The Star (Plumstead in south east London)
July 4 somewhere in Leicester (I haven’t yet got the details) and
July 24 Downstairs at the King’s Head (Crouch End in North London)

I need to get some more previews booked in, so if anybody has an event that they need an hour-long gameshow at, please let me know …

That’s about it, I think. Pip pip. See you soon.

Recent punditry

I’ve made various TV appearances recently, mostly talking bitcoin. Here are some of them:

BBC World Business:

On BBC Daily Politics

On Sky News

 There were another couple on Sky News but I can’t seem to find them.

More Money Than Sense. Sunday November 5th Radio 4

A date for your diaries, folks – this Sunday November 5th at 19.15. Ignore the fireworks and instead tune into Radio 4 for the pilot episode of More Money Than Sense, a new comedy panel show about finance and economics featuring Andy Zaltzman, Paul Sinha, Gráinne Maguire and Shazia Mirza, with yours truly as host.

If you can’t make it, there’s always iPlayer.

The record went pretty well, so it should be an entertaining 30 minutes.

My thanks to producers Gordon Kennedy, Kevin Muyolo and Alan Nixon for doing a great job. Fingers crossed …

To the Compost Bin

Was ever there a more beautiful thing
Than the sight of a steaming compost bin?
To look’s not enough, you must behold
This putrefying, festering mound of mold.

Cut grass and leaves, squashed tomatoes, melons
Old tea bags, stale bread, squeezed-out lemons,
Bananas turned black, egg shells galore,
All coated in powdery-blue fungal spore.

All those things you don’t want, just put them here
They’ll become nutritious soil in a year
Thanks to worms and ants, beetles and lice.
It is a creepy-crawly paradise.

With nothing but their own self-interest in mind.
They tirelessly process the peel and the rind.
It’s like Adam Smith’s Invisible Han:
Nothing is wasted, nor centrally planned.

The bin’s an example, it’s plain to see,
Of a functioning, free-market economy.

Dominic Frisby, October 2017