Dennis Pennis is a character who used to appear on the UK TV program 'The Sunday Show' and is the alter-ego of London born comedian, Paul Kaye. He specialises in getting interviews with celebrities and making them look stupid by asking ridiculously inane questions, or spouting one-liners.

In his role as a self styled 'media terrorist' he loitered outside film premieres and gala dinners, dressed as a punk,with dyed red hair, safety pins, the lot (the look apparently coming from a combination of Paul's obsessions with Johnny Rotten/John Lydon and Woody Allen). When his next interviewee to left, Dennis approached them in the same style as a regular reporter and asked them daft questions. Most of the lines were scripted with Pauls ex-bandmate, Anthony Hiles, and allegedly taken from Penguin joke-book. Some of his most famous 'hits' are listed below

Pierce Brosnan
"When I went to see Goldeneye, I was glued to my seat.......otherwise I would have left."

Dustin Hoffman
"Did you see the Bruno vs Tyson fight? Because you reminded me so much of Bruno that night. Neither of you could come up with a hook that people wanted to see."

Tom Hanks
"Tom, I loved your new film (Apollo 13)...It was completely lacking in atmosphere!"

Mel Gibson
"Mel, in this film you play a hairy Neanderthal barbarian. As an Australian, are you afraid of becoming typecast?"
MG (with a smile) ????
DP "Your film did wonders for my sex life. When I went to the cinema, I slept with the whole audience!"

Helena Christiansan
DP "Why was the supermodel staring at the carton of orange juice ?...because it said concentrate!"
HC (looking confused)"I don't get it"
HC (confused, then inspired) " Oh I know!- I'm not supposed to get it because I'm a supermodel"
DP (walks off)

But possibly the best was the convesation with Jeff Goldblum
DP: "Jeff. Quick word from the BBC."
JG: "Hello, you look so good."
DP: "You look good too."
JG: "Thank you."
DP: "Thank you. Listen, I always wanted to know about the...the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park."
JG: "Yes, sir."
DP: "How they made them look so real. I mean, there were times when David Attenborough was almost believable!"
JG: "Who? Who? Richard Attenborough?"
DP: "Dave wasn't it? Oh no, it was Richard."
JG: "Richard Attenborough."
DP: "You're right."
JG: "Of course, yes. Erm, you being from the BBC especially. Erm...."
DP: "I should have known that."
JG: "You're not an imposter are you? What have you done with the BBC....fellow."
DP: "I'm not an imposter. This is starting to peel off" (meaning the BBC sticker on the microphone as Jeff has started idly picking at it).
JG: "The...they made them look ve...very real. Erm, the...the...the...the greatest people, you know, erm. Ah, you know, erm, all sorts of techniques, and the computer animation and th...."
DP: "I don't really wanna know."
JG: (looks a bit confused and then smiles)
DP: "But I mean, you know Holsten Pils, right?"
JG: (starts laughing at the ridiculousness of the whole thing).
DP: "They were the official sponsor..."
JG: "You're a madman!"
DP: "They were..."
JG: "You're a madman."
DP: "Thank you."
JG: "Yes."
DP: "That's the nicest thing you could have said to me. But, I wanna know about Holsten Pils, right?"
JG: "What about it?" (Jeff is now very intrigued and amused)
DP: "They were the sponsors of Tottenham Hotspur (Dennis does a derogatory fake spit). I just wondered whether you'd feel responsible if Sugar (Alan Sugar, then chairman of the club) ever turned to Alcohol."
JG: "He's funny (pointing at Dennis). You're funny. You've got a funny....(does a "talkie" motion with his hand)...funny way of...... way of speaking too."
DP: "A funny (does the "talkie" motion). Is that funny?"
JG: "Yeah! It's amusing."
DP: "Could you do a little bite for me? For the BBC. (JG: A bite.) Could you say "Hi, I'm Jeff Goldblum. Everytime I'm in England I watch BBC 3"
JG: "Watch this! Hi I'm Jeff Goldblum. And me, everytime I'm in England I watch BBC 3. (voice deepens) Yes I do!"
DP: "Ha! Liar!" (Dennis looks really pleased with himself as we don't have a BBC 3)
JG: "Noooo. You told me to say it! He told me to say it! Ah Jesus."

The character was killed off after several series and 3 videos as Paul decided he was 'too rude to live'

Dennis Pennis was without doubt, one of the funniest character creations of all time. Ranking alongside such greats as Alan Partridge, and Ali-G, while he was on the 11 o'clock show. PS-Wales are the animals with the biggest dicks in the world, and also a country only 200 miles away from England.

But anyways, the above node is spot on, I just wanted to add my 2 favourite Pennis celebrity run in's.

The first involves Jeremy Irons. A great British actor, and one of the rare breed to become relatively successful in Hollywood, ermm off the top of my head, playing the bad guy in Die Hard III.

Jeremy is coming to what I'd guess was a film premiere or some other celebrity bash. He has a glamourous lady on his arm, camera flashes are going off left right and centre, fans are screaming. Jeremy is smiling and waving to the gathered crowd, unaware of what is about to hit him. Dennis simply walks straight up to him and says....

DP: Jeremy can you do me a huge favour.
JI: What?
DP: Can you get out of my way please.

Dennis pushes past him, leaving Jeremy trying to figure out what just happened.

Another favourite of mine is Pennis's relationship with Kevin Costner. I think Pennis must have pissed of Costner on several occasions. The clip I saw was of Costner visiting Venice. As soon as he catches sight of Pennis he's shouting at his minders not to let the guy near him. All the time Dennis is shouting one liners at Costner trying to get a reaction.

Costner then gets into a Gondola and proceeds along a canal, but still can't get away from Dennis who is running along the banks still firing off witty questions and put downs. Costner then opens up, shouting "come on man, can't you walk on water you fucking cocksucker!" Funniest thing ever, trust me.

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