Chortle Award Winner Sony Nominee BBC Audio Awards Finalist
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“Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny” – The Guardian
“Likeable, self-deprecating and armed with impeccable timing” – The Dubliner
“A comedy genius” – Metro
LATEST UPDATES (June 2018)
I am still gigging regularly at The Comedy Store, XS Malarkey until around mid July and the 99 Club until the end of June but one-offs will be scarce or non-existent for the next few months because (and sorry this is all a bit vague, much of it is caught in that limbo between me knowing it’s happening and me being allowed to actually tell anyone that it is)…
I will be spending the summer doing Shakespeare in the open air again: so make sure you’re heading down to Heaton Park sometime around the end of July/beginning of August. Full details will be out shortly.
I have been commissioned to write a comedy piece for Radio 3 which will be going out live at the end of September. It’s part of a special evening celebrating a comedy legend and I’m in some pretty hefty company so I’ll have to bring my A Game. More details to follow.
I’m back presenting The 7th Dimension on Radio 4 extra for a three weekend stint at the end of June. I’m also recording some more Fantom Films Who Talk CDs.
I have uncovered an astonishing amount of new information and material (and let’s not even start on the interviews) about Quatermass, so much so that it’s likely that my forthcoming book will now be a two volume affair. The first volume is due by the end of the year but guess what? More info soon…
This month at XS Malarkey it’s the beginning of our Edinburgh preview season which includes such impressive names as Ed Gamble, Dan Nightingale, Hal Cruttenden, Catherine Bohart, Brennan Reece, John Hastings, Rob Rouse, Laura Davis, Ahir Shah and many more. What a line up! More details are available now (yes, now! Not soon, not to follow, not shortly, but right now!) at the XS Malarkey Website.
Ongoing news but good news …
My dramatisation of Nigel Kneale’s famous lost television play, The Road, for Radio 4 was recorded in Maida Vale at the beginning of February. The cast is phenomenal : Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough, Hattie Morahan, Colin McFarlane, Susan Wokoma, Francis Magee and Ralph Ineson. It will be the Halloween Fright Night production for BBC Radio 4 on October 27th. It is one of my proudest achievements. STOP PRESS: There will be a tie in event on the night (I’ll say it again – October 27th) in Manchester – so don’t go making any plans! More details to follow…