Last year I wrote this bit for my flyer and promised that I’d deliver an hour of pure comedy, no gimmicks, no sad stories. That all went out the window a few weeks before the festival when my wife nearly died, and I had to rewrite the show. It made a complete mockery of everything I’d promised on the flyer. The show ended up being very successful, so it turns out people never hold you to what’s written on the back of these flyers anyway.
In the last twelve months my wife has resolutely refused to nearly die, so it’s going to be missing the emotional impact of last year. There’s nothing I can do about that, I’ve tried. I messed with the brakes on her car, put stuff in her food, no dice. But then again, it’s 2019, everyone is depressed and anxious, the planet is dying and Boris Johnson is Prime Minister. So that’s probably dark enough to be getting on with.
This is my best effort at a defiant battle cryagainst the gloom.
It’s called ‘Smile’.
As seen on: Conan, The Guilty Feminist, Pandora, Sirius Xm & 800 Pound Gorilla Records.
Critics Choice The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman, The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The iPaper, The Metro, British Comedy Guide, Chortle and Time Out.
Chortle Award Nominee 2019 - Breakthrough Act
Three Weeks Editors Award Winner
‘Brilliantly funny, a mix of virtuoso comic rants and heartfelt confessions’ The Telegraph
‘Watching him let rip for one hour at an arts festival is a unique joy.’ The List
‘Big hitting stand up’ The Guardian
‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’ The Times
‘Wickedly funny’ The Scotsman
‘Fast becoming one of the best there is’ Manchester Wire
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Times
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Telegraph
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Mirror
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Scotsman
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Sunday Times
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The List
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 Steve Bennett, Chortle
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Londonist
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Three Weeks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Voice Magazine
Doors 6:30pm. Show starts 7:30pm. Latecomers may not be admitted. 18+. Buy in advance as tickets will cost more on the door.