Fizzog’s in the Press
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It’s indisputable that bhangra has become a popular dance craze in the West. Most recently, a gang of three elderly women in Birmingham were seen breaking a leg to Diljit Dosanjh’s Patiala Peg. The viral video was also shared by Mahindra Group’s Executive Chairman on Twitter.
When we see people of other communities embracing our culture as their own with enthusiasm, it is nothing but a treat to our eyes. Just like this video of a ‘grandmother-trio’ who went ballistic dancing to some hip, bhangra beats! Anand Mahindra, the MD of Mahindra group, posted a video of these ‘grannies’ dancing to the desi beats, reportedly for Fizzog Productions, a theatre company in England.
This is the hilarious moment a trio of ‘grannies’ began twerking and grinding in front of shocked shoppers in Oldham. The three dancers began booty-shaking to Flo Rida and T-Pain hit ‘Apple Bottom Jeans’ in Royton Market Square on Tuesday afternoon.
It appeared the nanas were waiting for an appointment at Specsavers when they suddenly burst into dance.
Take three classic fairytales. Add a bit of mayhem, a lot of fun, a barrel-load of laughs and you have the brilliant Black Country Fairytale.
It was cowin’ marvellous, with lots of laughs from beginning to end.
Ever-popular sketch group The Fizzogs performed their own unique take on Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (or Snow White and the Two Dwarves and a Leprechaun) and Cinderella in front of a sell-out crowd at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre last night.
RESIDENTS at a Cookley care home welcomed dancing grannies, the Fizzogs, during their Macmillan Coffee Morning.
Black Country comedy group, the Fizzogs, returned to Westley Court Care Home, in Cookley, on Wednesday, September 28, to entertain residents during the fundraising event.
The Dudley based group, known for their Dancing Grannies routine which went viral on the internet, have been shortlisted for an outstanding achievement award and are among a host of borough groups and businesses selected as finalists at this year’s awards which will be held at Wolverhampton Racecourse on November 18.
BLACK Country funnyman Jonny Cole is teaming up with comedy stars The Fizzogs when they return to the Edinburgh Fringe later this month.
Rock and roller turned comic Cole will perform some of his comedy songs and compere the show when the Fizzogs perform their May Contain Nuts show at the Space venue from August 15 to 20.
BLACK Country comedy group The Fizzogs celebrated a year of successes by hosting a reception for their dedicated supporters.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho and his wife Jayne, were guests of honour at the bash at Dudley’s Old Glasshouse – attended by representatives from a host of borough companies which have backed the group.
It was a gathering to celebrate a year of fun and frolics that Black Country comedy trio The Fizzogs have brought to the region. Members Sue Hawkins, Jacky Fellows and Deb Nicholls brought loff’s-a-plenty as they said thank you to their business supporters at a special event in The Old Glasshouse pub in Dudley.
Comedy trio The Fizzogs have been immortalised in art and have taken pride of place on the wall at an annual art exhibition in Dudley. The exhibition by the Dudley Society of Artists, now in its 87th year, opened on Saturday and will run until February 7, 2016.
A staggering eight million people have now viewed the group’s Dancing Grannies routine after a video of them was picked up by a Mongolian record label.
The Fizzogs are getting set to bring mayhem to the airwaves after being given their very own radio show on a soon-to-air new station.
Jacky Fellows, Deb Nicholls and Sue Hawkins, who became an internet sensation when a video of their ‘dancing grannies’ routine at Stourbridge Carnival went viral, will be broadcasting every Friday from 7am to 9am on the new Black Country Radio, which will go live following the merger of 102.5 The Bridge and Black Country Community Radio.
The ‘Dancing Grannies’ are back and this time round with bhangra. With bhangra fever having spread all over the world, it’s no surprise that these English ladies too have been bitten by the bug. While you must imagine a granny to be one who knits and bakes for their grandkids, these ladies are here to tell you it’s time you get rid of those expectations.
When you see three old grannies walking down the street, chatting away, the thought of them breaking into a rigorous dance routine that would easily daunt even young guns would probably be the last thing you’d expect. But then, you probably haven’t been treated to a performance by the Birmingham grannies.
FEMALE comedy group The Fizzogs are in desperate need of a mobility scooter and have promised the owner they will not drive it off The Leasowes in a Thelma and Louise style stunt.
Held by the Halesowen and Rowley Regis Rotary Club, with Halesowen Athletics Association, the run will take place on July 5. The Fizzogs will be helping runners to limber up for the 10k route, which starts from Somers Square, Halesowen.
FUN loving Black Country comedy group the Fizzogs are returning to the scene of crime next month by staging another of their murder mystery nights.
The three ladies known as The Fizzogs got the crowds going at the weekend. Deborah Nichols, Jackie Fellows and Sue Hawkins play the three larger than life grandmas. They wandered onto The Bay stage on Sunday and burst into several dance routines stunning the crowd.
BLACK Country comedy group The Fizzogs are joining forces with music combo The Empty Can to raise money for Children In Need. They will team up to perform in Stourbridge High Street on Monday November 10, between 1pm and 3pm, when they will be collecting money for the charity.
AFTER capturing the hearts and minds of Dudley folk, a Black Country comedy act are now ready to conquer Edinburgh.
The Fizzogs will be performing at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival from Friday, August 7 to August 13, where they will showcase extracts from their highly-acclaimed ‘Fifty Shades of Fizzog’ show.
BLACK Country comedy act The Fizzogs proved they have much more to give on top of their famous Dancing Grannies routine when they took to the stage with their latest sketch show.
The fun original trio have been been on something of a rollercoaster ever since a video of their hilarious Grannies routine went viral on Facebook following an appearance at Stourbridge Carnival in 2014.
The Fizzogs Dancing Grannies describe themselves as ‘a gang of Black Country elderly ladies who like to get down and boogie wherever they please.’ And they’re doing just that in the now viral videos. And mind you they’re not missing a single beat.
And what better endorsement than from Anand Mahindra himself; he took to twitter to exclaim:
“This should perk up your morning. Proves that no matter where you’re from,your age or your shape, you’ll look cool when you get down & Bhangra!”
The clip begins innocently enough. A couple of elderly looking women, milling about in a busy, noisy shopping mall when suddenly, they break into dance. And not just any dance – but a very energetic bhangra.
A video of four ‘grannies’ from the Black country dirty dancing, which became a world-wide internet hit, has now had a million Facebook shares. It was filmed at Stourbridge Carnival and the ‘elderly’ dance troupe left visitors in stitches by defying their apparent age to bust some raunchy moves to music hits, including ‘twerking’ to Beyonce’s Single Ladies and Gangnam Style by Psy.
Most grandparents would struggle to understand what twerking is, let alone bust a raunchy move themselves. But these four dancers have proved themselves way ahead of the curve by filming their own video dancing to hits including Low by Flo Rider and Psy’s mega-hit Gangnam Style.
Now the video of their hilarious dance act has become a hit as far afield as India, Japan and America. So far it has attracted more than 120,000 views on YouTube and 500,000 shares on Facebook worldwide – and the girls may now be invited to the US to appear on TV.
Wheelie bin stickers with house numbers featuring the region’s flag are the latest innovation from the man behind the Black Country Festival and he has been inundated with orders.
Fresh from a sell-out tour of midlands’ theatres, The Fizzogs have launched a show on Black Country Community Radio, the new online station which covers the north Dudley region.
I don’t think anyone would dare say we’re not funny,” laughs Jacky Fellows. “We are three really strong women, we’re a force to be reckoned with, and people think ‘I better not mess with them’.”
Black Country comedians Fizzog are branching out into Birmingham, they tell Roz Laws. If you ask a group of Black Country funnywomen the time, you might get an odd answer. “It’s fower afower fower,” replies Jacky Fellows, one third of the comedy group Fizzog Productions. That, in case you hadn’t realised, means “it’s four minutes before four o’clock”.
The first ever “Froggatts & Cotterills” calendar, produced for 2013, features leading lights from the popular Fizzog Theatre Production Company.
For some they are fully clothed and in others members of the theatre group strip off down to their flat caps.
Popular comedy group The Fizzogs have been honoured for their role in this year Black Country Festival – and will be flying the flag for the region in Edinburgh.
Key figures behind this year’s successful festival were thanked at a civic reception with the Mayor of Dudley.
The Fizzogs are among those who were invited to the reception which praised their role in this year’s festival.
The comedy act – who dance dressed as grannies – were recognised for their work since the festival began last year and Mayor Councillor Steve Waltho presented the group with an engraved glass tankard and a framed certificate.
BLACK Country comedy stars the Fizzogs had audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter during a week of rip-roaring performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The original comedy act, who became a global hit after a video of their Dancing Grannies routine went viral on Facebook, staged a 45-minute extract from their Fifty Shades of Fizzog show at The Space venue over seven days.
They also treated unsuspecting festival-goers on the streets of the Scottish city to flashmob performances of their famous old folks’ routine.
Fizzog Deb Nicholls said: “It went amazingly. We went up last year for a day so we decided we’d got to go up this year and do it properly.”