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This was recorded during the world record attempt for longest running stand-up comedy show at Rock the Atic in Banbury, UK. Acts were doing an hour each and multiple sets with an incredibly supportive audience. One guy has been screaming through the other comics’ sets and I was already angry with him before I got on stage. This is what happened next
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!
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!
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
Here’s a recent video of me at the Hot Water comedy club doing some of my newer material, enjoy