The joke that you loved but no one else did?
There’s this man called Steve Perry. Steve Perry is from the band Journey. He’s struggling to write his will. Keeps getting distracted. Going in the kitchen for a bit, opening the fridge, closing it again. Hate-scrolling through Mötley Crüe’s instagram. Can’t concentrate on his will. And he’s getting on Steve Perry, he’s 69 – hey now, leave it, simmer down. Not super old, still got great times ahead, but he needs to get it sorted. Think about the future. So Steve Perry from Journey writes a little song to himself to stay on track writing his Will. ‘Don’t Stop Bequeathing.’ Thank you. Cheers. Thanks. Goodnight. I’ll let myself out.
The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?
My show’s called Work and is about Work and I had one joke that killed at previews but I hated. It was part of a bunch of bits about interviews. Interviewer: What’s this gap on your CV? Me: Oh, that’s the Gap in Cheshire Oaks. It was just a summer job after sixth form, best time to do it really, no kids, no mortgage, really just immerse myself in the culture, discover my true self, sell some off-white v-necks.’ etc. Absolutely dreadful but consistently worked. Made me feel sick. It’s not in the show.
The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?
Vic and Bob, Caroline Aherne, The Mighty Boosh.
The last thing that made you cry with laughter?
Doing stand-up has made me numb to all but the most inane nonsense. It was probably a tweet with some contorted beast eating cereal captioned ‘long boi nom da k0rnflayK’.
Just the Tonic at The Mash House – The Attic (Venue 288)
Aug 2-12, 14-26
Underbelly, Cowgate – Belly Laugh (Venue 61)