Comedy Arcade Podcast October 16th, 2020

Had a lot of fun recording the first episode of Vix Leyton’s very fun podcast Comedy Arcade with Thom Tuck and Esyllt Sears. You can have a listen here and I’ll be in a future episode too!

Damned Andrew September 22nd, 2020

I’m doing a bit of reading in Andrew O’Neill’s online read-through of a sitcom script that he wrote. It’s this Thursday the 24th at 9pm and as Andrew is very funny, it’s highly likely the script will be too. So tune in. Here’s the link and that: https://www.facebook.com/events/323232738900642/

7 Talented Comedians Bringing The Laughs September 18th, 2020

After experiencing a good comedy show, audience members may feel elated, angry, excited, or even enlightened. From deconstructing popular misconceptions to simply making people laugh, comedy serves an important role in our society. Whether you’re an aficionado of the form, or simply interested in discovering new talent, here, listed in no particular order, are some […]

First Gig, Worst Gig – Kids Comedy Special May 15th, 2020

It’s a FGWG special this week as we look at surely the most terrifying types of gigs: shows for kids. Yes, you may picture total bedlam, like staging classical music for cats, but some acts are absolutely ace at it, such as our old pal Tiernan Douieb. He’s the likeable face/brain of Comedy Club 4 […]

First Gig Worst Gig May 19th, 2016

Usually at this point we’d pen a pithy intro about the latest guest – Tiernan Douieb, who’s here to plug his forthcoming gigs at the Hertford Comedy Festival, plus his (partly) political podcast. But he wrote one for us, involving both Frankie Boyle and Rogue One, which is way better than we’d bash out. So here it is: “I’m […]

Satirically Destitute February 11th, 2015

A new ‘satirical’ television show has been announced today. I won’t mention its name and I haven’t seen it yet, so can’t really judge it as such. However in the selling points for said show, it states that it will feature ‘biting satire’ such as ‘David Cameron and Nick Clegg battling it out on the […]

The Unknown Origin Of Ideas February 3rd, 2015

‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ is one of the most irritating questions you get asked when you do comedy. It’s irritating because it doesn’t have a very good answer. Much like ‘What’s your favourite joke?’ where the answer is ‘I don’t really have one’ or I tell any that made me laugh as […]

When Is A Tweet Not Your Tweet? When It Isn’t. January 3rd, 2015

Yesterday, while sitting in a Pret in central London – because that’s the kind of life I have – I read the news story about the alleged Prince Andrew scandal. After munching on my kale crisps – because that’s the kind of life I have – I came up with this: I didn't think Prince […]

Striking Times February 6th, 2014

Back in 2009, oh so many moons ago, I remember being dragged to a social event for someone’s birthday that I didn’t really like. I’d just been on the G20 protest that day and wasn’t really in the mood to hang out and make polite conversation but I went anyway. I got caught up talking […]