I’m a guest on the Buzzcocks Christmas special. It goes out on December 22nd.
Though the only photo I have of the recording features Aled Jones, Roy Wood and Yoko Ono. It was taken by Phill Jupitus.
I’m doing a new tour in 2015. There are some pre-tour warm up dates not listed here but these are the main tour dates. The links to the individual web pages are on the front page of this site:
January 29th 2015: Reading South Street Arts Centre
February 1st 2015: Salford The Lowry
February 5th 2015: Leicester Crumblin’ Cookie
February 12th 2015: Milford Haven The Torch
February 13th 2015: Pontardawe Arts Centre
February 18th 2015: Bristol The Lantern
February 19th 2015: Swindon Arts Centre
February 20th 2015: Brighton Komedia
February 21st 2015: Windsor Fire station
February 25th 2015: Bromsgrove Artrix
February 26th 2015: Harrogate Theatre
February 27th 2015: Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
February 28th 2015: Guildford G Live
March 1st 2015: Cardiff Glee Club
March 4th 2015: Monmouth Savoy Theatre
March 5th 2015: Swansea Grand Theatre
March 6th 2015: Oxford Old Fire Station
March 7th 2015: Llanelli Y Ffwrnes
March 11th 2015: Wrexham William Ashton Hall
March 12th 2015: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
March 13th 2015: Telford The Place
March 14th 2015: Wolverhampton The Slade Rooms
March 15th 2015: Glasgow The Stand
March 18th 2015: Blackwood Miner’s Institute
March 19th 2015: Porthcawl The Grand Pavilion
March 20th 2015: Aberdare Coliseum
Also we’re recording a second series of Here Be Dragons (Radio Wales sketch show) early 2015.
The record dates are January 21st, January 28th and February 4th. The show is recorded at Up The Creek Comedy club in Greenwich, London.
Tickets are free, I don’t have a link for them yet, but I’ll put one up when I have it.
Post Edinburgh fringe, and I’m a bit exhausted.
A few things coming up:
I’m a guest on The Unbelievable Truth, recording in London on September 24th. It’s always a lot of fun so I’m looking forward to that.
I’m also writing for Rhod Gilbert on the next series of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, which means I’ll be gigging a bit less this Autumn/Winter.
I recorded an episode of Q.I this week which was a lot of fun.
Alan Davies made a brilliant joke about ants that was a particular highlight.
It goes out in the Autumn, I think.
I hope you’re well.
I’ve written a sitcom pilot for Radio 4 that’s being recorded at the Radio Theatre on June 8th. I’m equally nervous and excited.
It features me and Jon Richardson as two unemployed blokes, desperately trying to find jobs, love and adequate pest control in London.
There are some brilliant other people in it too: Sinead Keenan, Tony Law, Martin Trenaman and Nina Wadia.
Here’s a link to the BBC audience tickets page.
I’m doing a new stand up show at the 2014 Edinburgh fringe festival.
It’s called Old Fashioned, and it’s about being totally confused by the modern world.
You can buy tickets here
Here’s the poster. Thanks to Lewis at Tangerine, Andy Hollingworth and Grant Wood.
Here Be Dragons, a sketch show that I wrote for and acted* in, has been nominated for a Radio Academy Award (formerly Sony Award) in the “Best Comedy” category.
I’m pretty happy. Everyone involved in it is a bloody good egg and it was fun to write and make.
You can find out more about the awards, and the other nominees, here.
*”acted” may be too strong a word. “Existed” might be better.
Hope you’re well.
Got a few things coming up that you might be interested in.
On March 18th, I’ll be showing off some of my incredibly limited range when I take part in the BBC’s Salford Sitcom trials. It’s a revised version of Everyone Quite Likes Justin, which I did on the radio. It’s written by and starring the very funny Justin Moorhouse. More info here, I think.
I’m performing some stand up for Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live programme on March 24th. It’ll be recorded at The Comedy Store in London. It’ll be a mix of stuff from the past few years.
The next night, I’m recording a couple of episodes of The Unbelievable Truth with the peerless David Mitchell. Last time I was on, I managed to tie for first place so I’m aiming for a solo victory this time. That’s recorded at The Shaw Theatre, in Euston.
That’s all for now,
I’m back from Scotland now.
I recorded an episode of The Unbelievable Truth up there which was good fun. It’s out Christmas time I think, and worth tuning into for Tom Wrigglesworth’s excellent duck anecdote.
I’m doing a gig with lots of famous people to raise money for The Labour Party. So if you fancy seeing Eddie Izzard, John Bishop, Jo Brand and Stephen K Amos then it’s at The Brighton Dome on Sunday 22nd September. Link here
I’m also recording a new radio sketch show called Here Be Dragons. Everyone in it is Welsh/has had sex with Tom Jones.
It features Elis James, Nadia Kamil, Cariad Lloyd, Sian Harries, Gareth Gwynn and Benjamin Partridge.
It’s being recorded at Up The Creek Greenwich on Oct 1st, 14th and 21st and I think the tickets are free. Here’s the bumpf from the official Facebook page:
“If you’d like to come along (please do!), tickets are free but need to be applied for in advance from SRO Audiences. Visit their website here: http://www.sroaudiences.com/, go to ‘Current Shows’ and you’ll find HERE BE DRAGONS there.”
Be there, or be somewhere else.