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 (May 2019)
I seem to be doing a lot of podcast interviews at the moment. Here’s one I did about Target books and other things Doctor Who and career related. And here’s one in which I visit the Stockport hat museum!
I’ve had the sad privilege of doing three obituaries for the Guardian recently. One for Thunderbirds actor Shane Rimmer with whom I did a Doctor Who DVD commentary a few years back, one for the comedian Ian Cognito who was an old mucker and a colleague I admired very much and one for Edward Kelsey who played Joe Grundy in The Archers and who was kind enough to send me a lovely letter when I was just starting out (we finally met at the Power of the Daleks commentary a couple of years ago).
I also made an audio contribution to Obituariesville by being a guest on The Last Word, where I to the chance to tell listeners about the unpredictable genius of the above mentioned Ian Cognito. You can listen to the episode here.
The next Doctor Who Blu-Ray box set has been announced. It is Season 10, and this Jon Pertwee fest will feature a documentary fronted by me called Looking For Lennie in which I try to find out all I can about the late Australian director, who died in tragic circumstances and before Doctor Who fandom had a chance to get to know him.
I was very honoured to be the subject of the latest episode of Stuart Goldsmith’s highly regarded Comedian’s Comedian Podcast. I talk about the state of the circuit, some of my influences and the background of my shows – amongst quite a lot of other things (it’s quite a long conversation!). It is available here.
BBC Sounds currently has every episode of Tinsel Girl – the radio series starring Cherylee Houston about a wheelchair trying to negotiate the world of dating – available to listen to. I pop us as various people in three out of the four series. You can hear them all here
XS Malarkey won Best Comedy Club in the North for a record 15th time in this year’s Chortle Awards. We are promising a fantastic set of line-ups every Tuesday in 2019. I’ll be MCing as always and guests include rising star Sophie Willan. Listings details are available at the XS Malarkey Website.