The joke that you loved but no one else did?
I used to do a bad impression of Mike Tyson. This was followed by a long winded story about going to an art gallery and someone doing my impression in response to someone saying, “There are no Japanese impressionists.” It’s as bad as it sounds but I really liked it.
The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?
I interact a lot at club gigs and I’ve made jokes after someone has heckled me and in truth, I’ve gone too far. So not a joke as such but a series of retorts have made me feel bad afterwards as I went in too hard and possibly made someone feel bad. This was more when I first started.
The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?
Eddie Murphy. I liked his charisma and presence on stage. When I started doing comedy, Wil Hodgson made me want to be a storyteller. Sean Hughes did an album called “Albis for life” which blew my mind.
The last thing that made you cry with laughter?
The cry with laugher moments are usually the ones where you had to be there. I had an audience member explain to me that he’d cut the end of his finger off by accident and that when he went back in to work a few days after, the office joker brought in some chocolate fingers. After everyone had took one, there was only one left and someone had broken a bit off the end.
Gilded Balloon: Wee Room
1 – 26 August (not 13)