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The Freedom To Fuck Up – on Podcasts

To escape from the quicksand of demographic groups, to be free of market research, to fail on your own terms, maybe over and over again… Some alien words hastily die on the vine, others soon become mundane. I remember the … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be mad to tell jokes here, but we have no idea if it helps.

I am working on a radio documentary about comedians and happiness. The image of the comedian drawing guffaws from a multitude, then weeping, drunk and alone, is a potent image. The suicide of Robin Williams has brought it to the … Continue reading

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“Hey, do you have lightbulbs here?” – the travelling stand up and the cultural reference

It was “rigmarole” that did for me in the end. Whenever performing in another country, there will be a moment on stage, usually just before the punchline and after the long build up, that your internal monologue looks at you … Continue reading

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“it all used to be anarchist mimes around here” he wept

WARNING – no editorial process has taken place, expect poor sentence structure, bad punctuation and misspelling What is that you are thinking, “there aren’t enough blogs about the Edinburgh fringe here”? Oh okay, I’ll write one too then. Sadly this … Continue reading

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