We recorded a DVD

Oh my god that is just insane to even think, last night I recorded my first standup DVD. Wow that’s happened.

It was a lot of stress, sorry for causing it Graham, and a lot of work but it was wonderful and one of the best things I’ve ever done in my career. It’s this huge milestone that when you see it in the distance appears to be an intimidating wall of impenetrable stone but once you’re there you realise it’s a door and on the other side is a ballpit and fun slides. I loved every second of last night and I’m already planning to do it again later in the year with a new hour show.

Huge thanks to my opening act, and good friend, Ignacio Lopez who made the room perfect for me, Graham and Samson for setting the whole thing up and recording it plus everyone at Toast in Falmouth for housing it. Also all of you that came and sold the room out, we had people standing and watching from another room because we were so full! Thank you so much.

As soon as they’ve finished editing it I’ll be putting it up here so you can download it or buy a hard copy, until then here’s some pics of the night to give you a taste of what’s to come!


New video

Brand new video from me at Hot Water Comedy Club, some old jokes and a bunch of new stuff all beautifully filmed by them. Hot Water are doing a great job of promoting comics in the UK and they’re going from strength to strength. Go check out the rest of the videos on their YouTube channel –

War on the waist finale

As the year comes to a close I just want to thank everyone with their support in my bid to get healthier and happier. 119lbs/54kg lost. Hit a weight of 16st 13lbs down from 25st 6lbs. It’s been insane that I’ve managed to do this. Thank you to every single one of you that’s sent me messages of support and encouragement.

Plus a huge thank you to my wife for helping me to achieve what I always believed to be unachievable, she pushes me to do impossible things.

Going to try my best not to fully reverse all my hard work over Christmas but there’s no way I’m missing Christmas cake and stollen!

Merry Christmas!

It’s been a while

It’s been a while, this seems to be how I always start these posts, It’s been a while and I’m sorry that it’s been so long. But as it’s Christmas, and like the crazy uncle who always smells of whiskey and stuffs fivers into your hands saying “don’t tell your mum”, I thought I’d show up again. What a year. What a goddam crazy year for me. At the end of this year I’m 35% less of the person I was at the beginning. I’ve lost 9 stone in total (how I did it is here), been signed to an agency, been a UK and International finalist in comedy awards I was nomiated for, gone viral a bunch and learned that Quorn is ground up mushroom. What a ride. I mean mushroom is pretty meaty on it’s own, why grind it up? Just eat mushrooms, fry them with butter or coconut oil, add garlic, delicious. I keep promising to update this blog more regularly but I’m never really sure what you want to read, there’s nearly 10,000 of you so it’s hard to please all of you. I’ve come to the conclusion that instead of being weird and picky about it I’m just going to post everything. Stories, pictures, videos, dates of stuff coming up, everything. Then you can decide. If at the end of next year there’s less of you than now maybe we’ll change it but really I’m sure there’s going to be more. I’ve been doing a joke advent calendar for the whole of December. Some of you will have seen these before in my other social media, some will have seen them when they went viral but I’m sticking all of them up here now so you’ve all definitely seen them straight from source. Enjoy

Joke roundup

It’s been a while since I posted actual jokes on here, instead bombarding you with dieting and books like a librarian six weeks before their wedding day, and now I realise there’s nearly 10,000 of you I feel like I’m letting you down so here’s some stuff for you to enjoy as a thank you for following me and also because you laughing at my material fills a hole in my self esteem. Enjoy.

Books 4 and 5

After the lapse of the original schedule I was eager to catch up and get ahead of myself again. Luckily I had a huge bout of anxiety which was semi cured by my wife insisting I read a self help book so here’s books 4 and 5

Book 4 – Instant Confidence by Paul McKenna

Great self help book, read it in an afternoon and has helped with my self esteem issues over the last two days. Would recommend it for anyone, no matter how confident, as it’s got some great techniques for focusing and not getting distracted by everyday worries. 5 stars for what it is

Book 5 – Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Amazing insight into a comedian’s life. Normally autobiographies are tediously filled with boring anecdotes that pander to fans, not this book. Steve really nails what it’s like to be a developing standup, you never feel like he took his fame for granted and you can see the work he had to put into himself to get where he is. As a comedian this book was exceedingly inspiring and useful for not feeling like you’re doing the wrong things. Again 5 stars.

Next book is Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick