Former dignitaries to carry on double act

Bob Smytherman and Mike Mendoza SUS-141205-110242001
Bob Smytherman and Mike Mendoza SUS-141205-110242001

THE ceremonial heads of Adur and Worthing Councils may both be stepping down this month, but residents won’t have heard the last of the duo as they plan to take to the stage as a comedy double act.

Worthing mayor Bob Smytherman and Adur Council chairman Mike Mendoza will offer their services as stand-up comics under the name ‘Unchained’ aka ‘Two Old Mayors’.

The pair’s Facebook page gathered more than 100 ‘likes’ within a matter of hours.

Mr Smytherman said: “I have really enjoyed the last 12 months as mayor and working closely with Mike from Adur at numerous events and we have formed a great ‘double act’ and it would be fantastic if we can carry that on when we are ‘unchained’.

“I hope we can together bring a little sunshine to Worthing and Adur.”

Mr Mendoza said: “Bob and I have attended many events over the past year, we have both had to make speeches and decided to make it a bit of a double act. We seemed to be booked to appear together at more and more events, we both have wicked senses of humour and we seemed to have evolved into a bit of a Morecambe and Wise act”

Some of the material will be gleamed from constituents’ letters, with lines such as ‘It’s the dog’s mess that I find hard to swallow!’ and ‘my lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand?”

Two Old Mayors have already secured bookings as far away as Birmingham.