I got to meet the winner of the BBC Comedy Classroom caption competition, Tom, and give him tour round the BBC before he got to post his winning captions up on the BBC site. The vid of all that is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1VRpMCH2ygwjcm5DDl7ly6m/winner-class-comic And there’s a longer ‘behind the scenes’ vid here too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04fwdnk
The World Is Full Of Idiots, Let's Live In Space
My second Standup Special is now available for download!Recorded at The Phoenix in London on 17th January 2016, 'The World's Full Of Idiots, Let's Live In Space' is Tiernan Douieb's second filmed special. The show is inspired by astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield's autobiography, all about his life training to go into space. Hadfield says that after spending 6 months on the International Space Station it gave him a great sense of just how much the world is all one place and we are all one people living together on it.
In this hour of stand-up, professional cheery misanthrope Tiernan Douieb wonders why we have to send people quite so far away to have that realisation, and just how feasible is it to fire a large portion of the world into space until they behave? An hour of jokes on politics, free speech, racism, terrorism, global warming and other fun lighthearted comedy subjects.
"it’s a really lovely show, really good. A really good show." – Mark Thomas
"The show is funny, but more than that it’s interesting and, actually, a little bit life-affirming." - Giggle Beats
Here is NEWS:
As well as PPB, I’m a guest on two different podcasts this week. Firstly the Box Set pod which I’ve been on before, this time discussing Luke Cage: LISTEN HERE And then I’m on my brother, The Last Skeptik’s podcast, Thanks For Trying, with US rapper Heems (Swet Shop Boys). It was a lot […]
In perhaps the tiniest TV appearance it’s possible to have, I was on the first episode of the new season of Operation Ouch. I mean, without a name check or any of my material being shown, but you do see my mug and my arm waving about at one point. So you know, maybe worth […]
Jen Brister, Kerry Godlimann and myself have put together a crazy good bill to raise money for the amazing Help Refugees charity. It will be at Conway Hall in London on November 8th with a line up including Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe, Shappi Khorsandi, Doc Brown, Zoe Lyons, Tez Ilyas and us three too. Tickets […]
And if you saw my last news update, here’s how I did. SPOILERS: Not well. http://arseholepremierleague.com/guest-predictions-tiernan-douieb/
I was very pleased to be asked to give my predictions for the first ever week of Newsthump’s Arsehole Premier League. Take a peek and subscribe here: http://arseholepremierleague.com/week-1-predictions-tiernan-douieb/
Small fanfare please! The audio track of the Night To Restore Sanity that I put on a few weeks ago is here. All proceeds go to Help Refugees. Big thanks to Conway Hall, Phil Jupitus, Keith Farnan, Chris Coltrane, Mr Gee, Jessica Fostekew, Andy Zaltzman, Jonny & The Baptists, Hassan Akkad, Pippa Evans, Chimene Suleyman, Andrew O’Neill, Bridget […]
Small life goal achieved! My praise for Jason Arnopp’s brilliant horror novel ‘The Last Days Of Jack Sparks’ is on the paperback edition that’s out today! So that’s two reasons to buy it! Get it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0356506851/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdo_v2JMxbSHHMEWN
I haven’t written a blog for a while as all my brain words have been used up on the podcast. But here’s a longish one on current things. Have a read if you like: Breaking: Everything
I’m doing a brand new work in progress show at the Phoenix Fringe this August on the 8th, alongside shows from Josie Long and Kerry Godlimann. Tickets can be found at www.phoenixfringe.co.uk Do check out all the shows on that week, we’ve got some amazing acts this year.
Ok, so here’s a little thing I put together for July 21st if you’re about in London. As a remedy to some of the political chaos and divisiveness there has been lately, this is a gig filled with as many acts as I could bully, some poets and some musicians too, all to restore some […]
Got in this Telegraph piece twice which isn’t bad: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/30/michael-gove-boris-johnson-theresa-may-who-does-the-internet-thi/
Hello. I used to post my monthly mailing list mail-outs here but I have realised that sort of ruins the point of a mailing list. So, if you’d like to join and find out many things I’m doing and thoughts from my brain – you’ve just missed the July one – then sign up at […]
I probably should’ve posted this days ago but I have no idea how many of you read these news update things. So: There’s been enough super long FB posts, blogs, articles etc about why people have decided they’re voting one way or another in the referendum on Thursday so you don’t need another one from […]
Some of the August Frankie Boyle dates that I’m supporting him on are up online if you’re super quick. Check them out here: http://www.wegottickets.com/location/6114 Go go go!
Here’s a little bit of stand-up I did at the lovely Lolitics gig in Camden on May 17th. It’s on the EU and the London Mayoral elections. Have a listen: For more info on Lolitics, check out: LoliticsComedy.com https://soundcloud.com/tiernandouieb/some-jokes-about-the-eu-referendum-the-london-mayor-elections
Dearest T-Crew* I hope this finds you all well. Or at least some of you well and the others bearing up with only grumbles and a stoic inability to tell others that you’re well because that’d be too easy and not promote much conversation. Personally I’m a big fan of responding to people […]
You know what they say, you wait for ages for me to do a podcast then suddenly bazillions come along at once. So as well as my podcast – that you’re all subscribe to already yeah? If not, CLICK HERE – here are the others I’ve guested on recently: The Madness On Planet Earth – […]
I was asked by the lovely William Campbell to try and explain the EU Referendum for his Challenging Opinions podcast. I think I did ok, despite constantly struggling to understand it all myself. Anyway, have a listen and feel free to write to me and explain how badly I got things wrong: http://challengingopinions.com/2016/05/challenging-opinions-episode-24-tiernan-douieb/
I did a Q&A with the excellent British Comedy Guide site. Have a read here: https://www.comedy.co.uk/live/fgwg/tiernan_douieb_2016_interview/