Name Change Results

The audience voted for a new name for the Toasted Marshmallows. Here’s the full story.

It’s official. The public have cast their vote.

Comedy group the Toasted Marshmallows have changed their name to . . .


A capacity crowd at Elbow Grease on Sunday, 10 August 1997, were invited to suggest a new name, cast their vote, and re-christen the group.

“We promised that whatever the audience chose, that would be our new name. I’m just so grateful they didn’t all vote for Warm Fish Milkshake,” said Jo Stanley.

Voting was close, with THE GORSKYS and Bound & Gagged tied. Luckily, someone had put in a preferential vote, and MC Darren Casey declared THE GORSKYS the winner.

“After six years and hundreds of gigs, we realised we were sick of the Toasted Marshmallows, and wanted something new,” said Chris Tomkins.

“We wanted an image change. Like when Johnny Farnham became John Farnham. Or when John Cougar Mellencamp changed his name to John Mellencamp. Or Prince. You look at them now. They’re all rich. That’s our plan,” added Liam Cody.

The name change comes just as the group prepares to re-mount their Comedy Festival hit, Love Bites, at the Universal Theatre in October.

Unless something pops up sooner, THE GORSKYS’ (the artists formerly known as the Toasted Marshmallows) next gig will be on 25 September, when they headline at the Star & Garter Hotel.

The Names that Didn’t Make It

  • Veedvoden
  • Colonel Sanders’ Chicken Patrol
  • Un Stable Stand Ups
  • Happy Sauce
  • 2 Men And A Little Lady
  • Unsafe For Consumption
  • 30 Second Baridos
  • Full Service Sponges
  • Bi Polar Clowns
  • Not In Your Hands
  • Diaper Rash
  • The Milk Mans Kids
  • Failed Birth Control
  • Naked Baby Sitters
  • The She Looked Legal Club
  • Two Drink Minimum
  • Scab Collectors
  • Imelda Marcos and the Attractive Pumps
  • Bumpy Jones
  • Rabid Dogs
  • Oozing Sores
  • Those Meddling Kids
  • Freaks
  • Bananas Foster
  • Baked Alaska
  • Jungle Red and the Hang Nails
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Door Prize
  • Dr. Feelgood
  • Mr. Goodbar and the Barflies
  • U3
  • Bound & Gagged
  • Spleen
  • Paris Buttfield Addison
  • Urban Myths
  • Spoon
  • Titanium Headplate
  • “Amsterdam’s A Lost Howl”
  • “To Most Small Warheads”
  • “Old Male’s Worst Asthma”
  • The Beancounters
  • Mother Grimaldi’s World of Mud
  • Achmed Mcdougall
  • Shaka-Volvo
  • McRabies
  • V8 CodFish
  • Frankenstreisand
  • Tha Gool, the Bah anf da Dyslexic
  • Leechboy
  • Wan Ton
  • Warm Fish Milk Shake
  • Flannelette Underground

Thanks to all the people who suggested the above names. Sorry you didn’t make it. Thanks especially to Noah Gregoropoulos for spending so much time thinking of anagrams for Toasted Marshmallows.

Press Release – 11 August 1997