Tag Archives: Alexei Sayle

Romantic Outsider? Bitter Misanthrope? just someone doing jokes? – what is a stand up?

Now that it is edited and there is nothing I can do about it, I sit and wait for the fury or indifference or venom or multiple corrections I will receive for the documentary about comedians and unhappiness I have … Continue reading

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Blood Sugar, Bananas and Brains

On occasion, I am asked to give advice to young comedians. I am of an age where my grey hair and stoop accidentally suggests wisdom, or creates the illusion I have survived this far in SHOWBUSINESS. My first advice is … Continue reading

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Did it start with a Puppet Show..? What is Alternative Comedy, and is it anyway?

What is alternative comedy? Does such a thing exist anymore and, if so, does it require a new label. As a child, or parasitic growth, of the age of alternative comedy, I wonder what defines it. When I first saw … Continue reading

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The Day I Fell from the Artistic Roll call, Let me Sell you something

I am dead to me. Today, due to a shabby reading of emails, I have broken one of my personal rules of stand up. I am off the artistic roll-call. I am a spent force. My words are lies, my … Continue reading

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