One of them was called Sam. One was Matt. There was a Zoe, an Emily, a Jill, a messy little man called Rich.
There were others, but with blood bubbling from mouths it was hard to catch names. The sores were weeping. There were holes in heads.
On stage – at the stand-up show at the end of the world – Simon Pegg addresses the undead. “Hello zombies!”
They all laugh.
OK. Zombie apocalypse this is not.
It just felt like a good intro.
Instead Total Film is celebrating Shaun Of The Dead as our Comedy Of The Decade by gathering writer/director Edgar Wright, writer/star Simon Pegg and star Nick Frost in the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London to shoot the Spaced boys performing stand-up to a room full of made-up extras.
The stars are wearing tuxes because, since the 2004 film, they’ve all hit Hollywood.
Wright is editing Scott Pilgrim Vs The World as you read.
Pegg went Scotty for Star Trek and donned the mo-cap suit for Inspector Thompson in Spielberg/Jackson’s The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn.
Frost joined his mate on Tintin as t’other twin and livened up Richard Curtis’ The Boat That Rocked.
They have red bow ties on because Shaun wore a red tie.