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Smile…

There are many hierarchies in comedy with some being more apparent than others. The size of the act, obviously. From the superstar comedian filling arenas around the world all the way down to the anonymous bill comedian on their way up – and as likely,… Read More »Smile…

Love thy neighbour…

After a gig and scrolling TV channels in my hotel, I came across a show called Naked Attraction. I knew of the show already, mainly from hearing comedian’s samey comedy routines on the unlikely format. But finally encountering it, I was completely dumbstruck. People entirely… Read More »Love thy neighbour…

Who knew?

There is an expression in comedy… Nothing empties a dressing room quicker than a comedian dying on stage. The thinking being that comedians wallow in a colleagues defeat which is not very edifying. Schadenfreude might be the official term; enjoying others failings and avoiding their… Read More »Who knew?

Finding upsides…

We should all be mindful of ever being smug. It’s official definition – “showing an excessive pride in oneself.” Pride is one of the deadly sins and for good reason in my view – and yet as I write this, I am feeling very smug… Read More »Finding upsides…

An Easter message…

There is nothing as dependable as nature. Each and every year, just doing its thing with no fuss or fanfare and with unerring timing. Almost digital. I once proposed a series of illustrated children’s books called His’tree Stories for Children. The idea being that there… Read More »An Easter message…

The Point of LIFE?

I’ve written on this subject before but it bears repeating, so do bear with me… A few months ago I was invited to appear on a TV quiz show called Pointless, a day-time show I have done before as a ‘celebrity’, playing for a charity… Read More »The Point of LIFE?

Comedic Perils…

Stand-up comedy is stressful enough without being late for a gig – as happened to me many moons ago in the proud city of Bristol. This pre-dated sat-navs and apps like Waze and my paper map of the city was proving as baffling to me… Read More »Comedic Perils…