On 23rd January 2010 the Selangor St. Andrew’s Society held their annual Burns Supper at the Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur with over 300 people attending.
After cocktails in the foyer the guests sat down to dinner and the Master of Ceremonies, Hector Ingram, welcomed the members and the guests. During dinner there was the traditional piping in of the haggis, the address to the haggis delivered by Paul Henderson and a performance by the St. John’s Alumni Pipe Band. The Toast to The Lassies speech was given by Paul McLaughlin and the Reply on behalf of the Lassies was then given by Tracy Dale.
After dessert, coffee and the raffle draw Sue Paterson accompanied by George McKie gave a recital of Scottish songs before the evening moved onto the serious part of the entertainment.
Scottish comedian Craig Hill burst onto the stage to the sounds of Madonna and gave a wonderful belly-aching performance of gay Scottish humour delivered in his own inimitable style.
Craig Hill entered the comedy scene in 1998 after training as an actor and as a result of a frined booking him for a gig without telling him. His renditions of Shirley Bassey singing “Who Ate All The Pies” and Julie Andrews singing Punk songs made him an instant hit and won him an award for the Comedy Stores “Stand Up for Hooch” competition that year. He was quickly spotted by the BBC and asked to be one of five stand-ups on BBC Scotland’s “Live Floor Show”.
After two series on BBC Scotland, Craig became part of the cast when the show went national with a regular slot on Saturdays on BBC2. He was then invited by BBC Scotland to be the host of another rendition simply known as “Floor Show” and eventually given his own show “Craig Hill’s Out Tonight”, a chat show and guide to what’s on in Scotland. For more on Craig, visit his website.