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Suddenly Punched by an Idea

20th October 20015 – Lolitics at The Black Heart Bar, Camden Last night was one of my rare gigs. Having spent 5 to 7 days a week doing full length shows for the last eight years, I decided to stop … Continue reading

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I am not Lee Marvin. I am a have-a-go impediment.

“I’ll knock you from here to next week”, he said, looking straight into my eyes. At that point, looking into his angry mouth, I knew I had more teeth than him, for how long this would remain so, I had … 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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A possibly humanist monkey (uncaged) in search for unreachable brevity

Written in 25 minutes on the train home, expect mistakes.  Why is brevity so hard to grasp? 45 years in to a life and still I overrun. It’s as if I have no confidence in anything and so I say … Continue reading

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Twitter as Open University Course in Joke Telling – Module One

The problem with writing jokes is that there is a high percentage chance someone has written them before. There are modern stand up techniques that go back as far as Aristophanes. I used to wrote jokes for other people, then … Continue reading

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Soaked in Salt, He Prepared Himself for the sting of Twitter

When will the new Moses come down the mount with the commandments of the internet? When Darron Arronofsky makes him I imagine. On Milton Keynes Central Station platform, I sat down and had an ethical quandary. Shortly before I left … Continue reading

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The Trotsky Assortment

Damn, didn’t finish this before going on stage in Hull, so here is the start of something that may drag on through the night. Part 2 follows from the comfort of my budget hotel I looked at the comments under … Continue reading

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