Ep69 – Kick Up The Arse

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Episode 69 – Kick Up The Arse
Oh yeah, it’s so hard to do comedy!  Do me a favour.  All you have to do is write some thoughts and then say them out loud.  I attempt to explain why that’s sometimes so difficult and then proceed to just go and bloody well do it.  Stop whining like a baby, Lee, you love doing this so just get on with it.  Features a shouty Andy Onions cameo – love him!

Music:
redlightriot by sleeperspaceborn
Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

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Ep67 – Don’t Judge a Gig

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Episode 67 – Don’t Judge a Gig
Three gigs in three days, the first a quick open mic refresher at the world famous Freedom Fridge, followed by a theatre comedy night on a Friday and ending with a charity fundraiser gig for St John Ambulance.

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Ep66 – Gig One Hundred

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Episode 66 – Gig One Hundred
Nailed it.

Big thanks to Sophie Henderson & Reverend Henry King (aka Joe Seville) for kindly allowing me to use excerpts of their set.  And a massive slap on the back to my Comedy brother, Phil Hawksworth for making my 100th (and Comedy in The Crown for that matter) an amazing experience.

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Ep65 – New Stuff

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Episode 65 – New Stuff
It’s so hard to force yourself to try to do brand new material.  The set that I’ve been doing is entirely self contained and that’s great but it means if I want to try new ideas I can’t crowbar them into that set, I have to throw it all away and start from scratch.  That’s just what I do this time around.

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Ep64 – Funny Feckers

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Episode 64 – Funny Feckers
Just how many new gigs are there out there, seriously?  I’ve been doing this crazy thing almost two years now and there are still heaps of places I’ve not played.  This time it’s a trip to a relaunched old night, one that wasn’t even running when I started.  Phil joins me as my brought bringee (!) and so, of course, we have a post gig chat.

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Ep63 – Angel

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Episode 63 – Angel
The dream like trip to Edinburgh is a distant memory (it’s really not, it’s all I can think about!) and the gigs are coming thick and fast (not as fast as in Edinburgh).  I continue to improve my 7 Years set having done it to death in the Scottish capital (god I miss Edinburgh!) with a trip out to the always wonderful Freedom Fridge and my debut at Angel Comedy – I don’t care if it’s a spoiler, they both go really, really well!

Did I mention I miss Edinburgh?

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Ep62 – Edfringe 2016 Part 2

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Episode 62 – Edfringe 2016 Part 2
The second half of a mega pod, it’s Edfringe 2016 Part 2.  I squeezed in five gigs in the last episode and there are a further four to be covered in this one.  Bloody hell, is Edinburgh the most beautiful city in the world?  I think so, but then I did drink a lot and have a great time.  Talking of drinking a lot, listen out for Rachel at the end of this episode, where we claim victory over Edfringe 2016 and even start plotting for the next one.  Warning, my voice was a bit broken by the very end.

Anyway, we did it!  Here is my Edfringe 2016, day two.

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Ep61 – Edfringe 2016 Part 1

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Episode 61 – Edfringe 2016 Part 1
The build up to this has been a long time in the making, finally Edfringe 2016 is here.  This is not the first time I’ve been to the festival but it is the first time I’ve performed there.  Before all that though, I give myself the briefest of flavours of what is to come by doubling up on a Tuesday night (doing two gigs in one night).  Then it’s Scotland ahoy.

This episode was over double the length of even my longest one, so I’ve split it conveniently down the middle.  Here is Edfringe 2016, day one.

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