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 (December 2018)
I’m having a quiet December writing a book and a script (and eating things I shouldn’t) and sadly my two latest plays, The Road and Going, Going, Goon have fallen off iPlayer so there’s not much to report bar…
It’s the XS Malarkey Christmas Party on December 18th – food and karaoke and retro video games all on us, your favourite 21 year old independent comedy club in the vicinity of Oxford Road.
I was recently interviewed by Stuart Goldsmith for his Comedian’s Comedian podcast. I’m now replaying the conversation in my head in the early hours and thinking about what I should have said.
I will be presenting The 7th Dimension (BBC Radio 4 Extra) every Saturday and Sunday, 6-7pm and midnight-1am between now and the New Year. The shows on December 29th and 30th ill feature my tributes to those from the world of UK science fiction and fantasy who has passed away this year.
Quatermass and the Pit comes is still out on Blu-Ray – a great Christmas present for your favourite admirer of classic TV (it really is one of the best TV serials ever made). I have been working on the release, donating a large amount of photographic and audio material, as well as presenting the commentaries on all six episodes. Not many cast and crew survive, but if they do, we got them, and they have been spliced in with some recordings of my chats with those who are no longer with us. The film sequences have been remastered and they look extraordinary. It’s going to be a terrific release considering the age of the source material and is well worth a look.
I have recorded some audios for the fabulous new entertainment producers Sound of Thunder who are making some delightful original content from a great talent pool. More details here. And they gave me an apple tree, the lovely people!
XS Malarkey is now 21 years old. It takes a break over Christmas but starts again in January 2019. Listings details are available at the XS Malarkey Website.
I have also made another documentary for the Doctor Who Blu-Ray range – A Weekend with Waterhouse finds me breakfasting with Adric and getting up close and personal with the man who played him. Chris Chapman is the superb programme maker behind this and a few more productions we are currently working on for later on in the range.