Hannah Witton and Lucy Moon performed a knockout Doing It Live show to a full audience at Bush Hall in London on 11 April.
The show started a little over half an hour after the doors opened, with the time between being filled by a meet-and-greet for the VIP ticketholders, and audience members being picked to write words and messages on a whiteboard and having photographs taken of them to be used in the title card for Hannah’s videos.
Hannah entered the stage to applause from the audience, before introducing her “best friend and Banging Book Club companion” Lucy Moon to the stage as well. After listening to some audio clips people from Hannah’s YouTube audience had sent in detailing some awkward goings-on in Sex Ed classes, the two launched into a back-and-forth, and then Hannah revealed the purpose of the stage show, something her book doesn’t teach you: how to do it.
The first lesson in “How To Do It” was exactly that – a sexual education class taught by Hannah. She flipped over the covering page of her presentation board and revealed a rather crudely drawn penis. After making a few corrections and labeling the anatomy – the head, shaft, and corona (cue a brilliant improvisation of Lucy holding up a bottle of the beer by the same name) – Hannah and Lucy showed the proper way to put a condom on a banana, before challenging members of the audience to race to put to do the same, and then apply lube (water-based, as Hannah mentioned in her lesson). While blindfolded. And after they’d been spun around.
In the next part of the show, “Finding Someone To Do It With”, Hannah and Lucy conducted a job interview-style date, with Hannah asking questions like “Why do you think you would fit this role?” and “What would you say your strengths are?”. After the sketch, the two invited the audience to write on the “offline online dating profiles” that had been put out on their seats and put them in the ballot box on centre-stage during the break. Two would be picked after the interlude and pronounced the perfect match.
After the interlude, they fulfilled the promise and two members of the audience were chosen based on the answers on their cards and were given their prizes – a box of chocolates and a bouquet of flowers. Then came a phenomenal live Drunk Advice, where everyone recited the rules as Hannah poured Shloer for two members of the audience who came to the show together, and read out questions from the hashtag #DoingItLive on Twitter.
After the conclusion of that, Hannah and Lucy talked about the next segment: “Foreplay”. More specifically, sexting, and the use of emojis in it. The pair talked about the different emojis, their combinations, and presented their pick of emojis that could represent the vagina – the diamond, taco, honeypot, doughnut (“A game-changer!”, someone shouted out), and pizza (which was met with a little less applause from the audience).
After hearing more audio clips from Hannah’s audience, they moved on to the fourth and final segment of the show, and Hannah brought out her boyfriend, who she’d been teasing the existence of all night – Lucy, dressed in an oversized grey sweatshirt and sweatpants. The two did some more back-and-forth, and Hannah closed the show by reading an extract from her book about her experience of her first time, before dancing off stage after thanking everyone for coming and wishing the audience a good night.
— Hannah Witton (@hannahwitton) April 11, 2017
We recently interviewed Hannah and other YouTubers for our feature piece, YouTube Goes Mainstream. If that’s not your cup of tea, The Midnight Beast have adapted their hit short All Killer for the stage.