Ep72 – Merry Christmas 2016

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Episode 72 – Merry Christmas 2016
It’s the end of he year and what better way to finish than with another jaunt at Comedy in The Crown?!  I’m on MCing duties, there were ups and downs and a particularly good start to the second half with a roaring finale.  Light the Yule Log and pour yourself a glass of Baileys whilst nibbling on a mince pie… it’s the last Joking Around of the year.

Next year, I’ll change the intro to this blurb so that it gets right to the heart without that annoying and out dated Ones man’s journey bollocks… (oh yeah, there’s a bit of swearing in this one too – sorry)

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Ep71 – Holidays Are Coming

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Episode 71 – Holidays Are Coming
This time last year I had written a special Christmas Set and was in the middle of taking it to various open mics around London trying to improve it.  The aim was to have a set that would be my “go to” set for festive gigs.  I’ve progressed as a comic (no, I have!) so I’ve dumped that set and written a brand new one, encompassing my music based stand up.  I’ve only done it once so far and, well, I’ve only got one other gig in December, so it may not get a lot of development this year.  Oh, well, there’s always 2017.

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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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