I won “Best Show” at 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival!
The photo is of me and fellow nominee Jarlath Regan. I asked him to put a filter on it to make me look less pissed and to make my face smaller but I’m not sure he’s done that.
It’s an early version of my 2018 Edinburgh fringe show. I’ll put more details up here about that soon.
I’ve found out today I’ve been nominated for “Best Show” at Leicester Comedy Festival. The winner is announced on March 26th. There’s an article about it here.
Also, I have some overseas gigs coming up in the next few months. At the moment they’re in Perth, Auckland and Wellington but I’m hoping I’ll pick some stuff up in Melbourne too.
Comedy Lounge in Perth: April 19th-21st
The Classic, Auckland: April 28th – May 12th (no shows Sun & Mon)
Te Auaha Studio, Wellington: May 16th-19th
The Auckland and Wellington shows are for The New Zealand Comedy Festival. The Classic dates are listed here.
Despite being slightly too famous to go on normal Mastermind and not famous enough to go on Celebrity Mastermind, I have recorded an episode of Celebrity Mastermind.
My specialist subject is Robert Johnson. (They turned down my initial choice of Noel Edmonds).
My chosen charity is Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice. You can read more about the great work they do here.
My episode airs on New Year’s Eve, BBC 1 at 6.30pm. It’s worth tuning in to see which incredibly easy question I get wrong.
I’ve got some Radio 4 stuff coming up. I’m a guest on recordings of The Unbelievable Truth next week, being held at The Tabernacle Theatre on September 14th.
I’m also a guest on The News Quiz, recording at The Radio Theatre (I think) on October 5th.
Lastly, I wrote some jokes & sketches for the second series of Big Problems With Helen Keen. I think it airs in October and November.
I’m doing some shows in Hong Kong on June 9th & 10th. I haven’t performed there for years, I’m really looking forward to it. There’s info about the shows here.
Straight after that, I’m going to be gigging around New Zealand for about a month. I’ll put the exact shows & dates up here when I have them.
I’m back from Australia now. It was great, apart from the night I experienced the worst noise I have ever heard. Two possums having a fuck. A great recipe for instant confusion and terror.
Anyway, I’m making some marginally better noises on the radio in the next couple of weeks you might be interested in.
I’m recording an episode of The Leak at Theatr Clwyd Mold tomorrow, I think it is broadcast on BBC Radio Wales on Friday and Saturday.
I’m a guest on the excellent News Quiz at the Radio Theatre on May 11th. It’s broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on the 12th.
Lastly, I’m co-hosting the indefatigable shambles that is The Rhod Gilbert show on BBC Radio Wales on Saturday May 13th. I’ve missed that old prick.
I’ll have more news soon, including a trip to China and New Zealand.
Hope you’re well.
I’m a guest on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz with the frankly excellent Miles Jupp on February 2nd at The Radio Theatre. I think it’s broadcast on the 3rd.
In February I’m off down under for a couple of months to do the Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals. More details if you click on the links below.
Adelaide : 17th Feb – 19th March
Melbourne : 30th March – 21st April
I’m looking forward to some sunshine. I also have no idea what to do in the eleven days off between the festivals. Any suggestions?
I hope you’re well.
My Unbelievable Truth records go out on Radio 4 on October 3rd and October 10th. I’m on with Teutonic provocateur Henning Wehn, whip-smart Holly Walsh, hero of mine Rich Hall and of course, the fantastic chairman, David Mitchell.
I’m doing a festival gig for excellent tit charity Coppafeel on October 8th. Working with a lot of people for the first time, including Gok Wan, Fearne Cotton and The Stereophonics. Fortunately, Steve Hall is also on to hang out with and prevent me from becoming intoxicated with the stinky musk of fame. Details of the event are here.
I’m writing with Rhod Gilbert on the new series of The Apprentice: You’re Fired, but I’m still gigging too so I’ll try to keep the site up to date.
I’ve just got back from Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
It was a flying visit, but I got to see Emo Philips live, tape a stand up set for Kevin Hart’s new online channel, eat plentiful eggs with Nish Kumar and find a pretty cool Mable John CD in a secondhand music shop.
I’m in Edinburgh now, preparing for the festival.
I’m also very happy to say I’m doing another Unbelievable Truth episode. It’ll be recorded at The Shaw Theatre in Euston on September 26th. Not sure if tickets have been released yet.
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I’m a bit confused, angry, baffled and depressed that we’ve voted to leave the European Union. I say “we’ve”. I didn’t. But a lot of proper eggs did.
Anyway, if you need cheering up, I’m doing a show at this year’s Edinburgh fringe. It’s free. And a bit ruder than I normally am. The poster, designed by this plum, is above this post. And some more details about it can be found here.
I’m also co-hosting Rhod Gilbert’s Radio Wales show with Gareth Gwynn on July 2nd. As Rhod will be in France watching the football. I’ll be hosting it with Rhod himself on July 16th. You can download the “best bits” podcast here.
I’m also a guest on “A Good Read” on BBC Radio 4, discussing an excellent Richard Brautigan novel. The episode is broadcast on July 19th at 4.30pm and, according to the producer, will then be available on the internet UNTIL THE END OF TIME.
Which if Trump gets elected too, will probably be around February.