Mike Myers on the Iceman – “I started out on the British alternative comedy scene. I met some incredible people. My favourite was a guy called Melt it 69 who had a block of ice that he could melt 69 different ways.”

Libby Purves of Midweek Radio 4 – “Someone phoned during the show and suggested the Iceman should have his head examined.”

Stewart Lee Edinburgh highlights-1991 – “The ICEMAN! His act consists of melting some ice in a variety of methods, while making bad puns about ice. N…ice!”………………”he’s a living saint.” (Independent).

The List – “The Iceman soars and fails, but always soars again.”

Ruby Wax -“Do your crazy stuff” on the roof of BBC shepherd’s bush.

The Stage – “The Iceman claims to have been abducted by a UFO.”

Ian Shuttleworth Independent Newspaper – “By day he is mild mannered, by night he is supernaturally transformed into a figure of mythic proportions, engaged in a ceaseless struggle with all things glacial… he is the Iceman.”

Christoper Richardson, Manager of Pleasance Theatre letter of appreciation after Theatre Royal Drury Lane Charity Show – “You melted my heart and a good few in the audience.”

The Stage Gibby the Stage – “In the company of this entirely unusual performer, you certainly feel as though you’ve been through something that you are unlikely to encounter anywhere else. As far as this inexplicable man is concerned, n-ice and freezy does it. Go to his show- but don’t expect anything you’ve ever seen before.”

Bath Fringe Festival – “A celebrated cult figure… and a unique event… with philosophical ranting. There has never been anything quite like this in the fair city of Bath, but deserve it. He’s amazing.”

Ian Shuttleworth – The Independent – “No two shows are the same… each block is signed, numbered, photographed and then faxed to the audience.”

Phil Jupitus – “My friends are all fans of yours.”

Jo Brand – from autobiography – “Iceman was one of my highlights from the early years on the circuit… the Iceman was truly a performance artist.”

James Castle – “Have you heard the expression “flogging a dead horse?””

Chris Tarrant “Your act is shit!”

Liam Duffy – “You are the most eccentric man I know”

Irate club owner – “Get out of my club!”

Woody Bop Muddy – “The iceman was brilliant”

Simon Munnery – “I saw a brilliant act called “The iceman”. All he would do was melt ice-but as he pointed out,”It would melt anyway…”.I miss that sort of thing”

Jools Holland –“It’s about Time,isn’t it?”

Danny Baker -“You’re going to be famous.”

Hughie Greene-“Wear asbestos pants and put the blow-torch down your trousers-you’ll get a big laugh.”

Spike Milligan- “Coventry”

Arthur Smice- “you had your moments” (at Tooting Lido)

Chris Harris I could see your mountain of iceblocks from my helicopter (Noel Edmonds Christmas Show 86-after landing)

Malcice Hay There were the Crazies.Remember the Iceman’s doomed attempts to melt a huge Block of Ice- mad bastard The Iceman, whose act consisted of melting a big block of ice. Well, trying to. There was never time to get the job done.

Tony Green Jock Mactavice-zounds man.

Arthice Matthews(co-creator of father ted) My favourite Resonance moment was Stewart Lee interviewing the Ice Man, who melted a block of ice in the studio.

Malcolm Hardice “Fuck it”

Martin Soanice I thought you had melliced away.

Kenice Campbell Leave the planet!

Ian Hinchcliffe Grrrnnchice?

Neil Mullarkice It was such a riposte to Showbiz.

John Flemice The Iconic comic Iceman grassed me up after stealing a duck. (Correction IM-“borrowed”- don’t steal but did shoplift Malcice Hardice’s autobiogricy- on principle- just the once.)

Tony Green Oh Jockicemacice

Stewart Lee ( Richice Herring podcice) The Iceman never had a career plan.

Cluiceub Zaricethicestice don’t think there’s anything more Club Zicericethicestice than forcing your paying customers to sit in a room and watch H20 shift from one stice of matter to anthicer.

Guardian S.M .   “The Iceman’s act is beyond genre”.

Chortle  The audicity with which the Iceman bruticily shoehorns the word “ice” into everythice-such is hice obsiceion with the fricen stuff-is as funny as it ice painficel.

John Flemice  “Performance Artist The Iceman-now as successful as Van Gogh in his life-time.”

Glynis (regular spectator)  It’s all about Karma,isn’t it?

Clarissa I want all your paintings….now  [aimpaimtingsbut.co.uk]

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Deafened @Bracknell Arts Centre: The Iceman came on with a dustbin + exploded the biggest Bang believable inside it at close quarters. The Ice-Block was unaffected. I’ve been deaf ever since but I don’t mind-I saw The Iceman live!


The recurring motif of the Ice Block and the Iceman together conveys a sense of a core of perceived truth. The staple topol of aim’s paintings  show an integration of the solitary Iceman with the theatrical environment. The oeuvre contains stasis and flux simultaneously. The translucent hybrid effect almost turns the Iceman into a fabled other-worldly creature. Oscillating between the common-place and the exotic, the substantial colours create a luminosity, embedding the Blocks into normal life. A self-reflexive engagement is achieved by repudiating any narrative other than the melting process. The pictorial spaces are desirable and intimidating at one and the same time. The forms of the equipment and the Block support system are majestic, even in their vulnerability. Allusive symbolism is inextricably linked to a delirium and opacity that transports the viewer to a different realm. Innumerable references to artistic forebears and 20th century art such as Gauguin and Hockney are clearly signified. Kafe Smictiric [art critic]

Wice sayings incl extrice Wice sayings

Leave vacice for the momice-it was here befice.

Never blocklice, never blockful

Bliced out rather than blocked out

H2o –can’t bice

Never undericetimice a block –it might icederestimate you

Never blame a block – it would be ludicriice -seriicily.

Block down. block up

Dice a block ever finice? – ice it really as ephemeriice as ficest iceppears

When a block is introdiced by the IM, somethice icecurs that would not occur other wice

1 lice block in the parapice ice 1 lice block in the parapice

Without breath there’s genericily death



Permice sufficeient loose ends & they will tice themsicelves up

Blocklice 1