Comedy

I was a stand-up for many years (Cheeky and subversive”; “Best Late-Night Show” (The List) “Blistering comedy.” (Greater London Radio), as well a sketch comedian - I created and directed The Comedy Brothel - and improvisor. I presented the TV show Stand-Up Live.

My comedy-writing career began with a BBC commission. I wrote for Radio 4's Weekending, and since then I have written sketches and jokes for many people, through Rory Bremner and Alistair McGowan to Newsjack. I co-wrote the revue On The Toilet with Shergar (“A sweetie-bag of...keenly observed stand-up and songs...good skits...and linguistically intricate and sharp satirical songs” (The Scotsman); Recommended” (BBC Radio One) and wrote the play  Death of a Comedian: (“A brilliant satire.“ (Edinburgh Evening News)).

Below are a few of the Times columns. There's much, much more at The Beginners' Guide at www.thebeginners.net. Please go there and explore.

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