Mon 04 Apr 2016
From my perspective, this year
has been about two things thus far: crushing celebrity deaths, and improvised
Anyone who either knows me or has
read around this website will know that my main focus for the last few years
has been on improvised comedy, and developing The Same Faces as a group and a
brand (whilst also doing my best to keep...
MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: Do not read this if you haven't seen The Force Awakens. Seriously, there's going to be so many spoilers in this post. No kidding, I literally write out the plot at one point, so I say again: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE. Still here? Ok... you've been warned. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Ret...
It is claimed that the blank page is the thing writers fear most; that starting a project is the most difficult part. That is - SPECTACULARLY - not my problem. As I sit typing this, I currently have many projects quite happily begun, but woefully unfinished. Many of them are quite good, as the artistry of that last sentence really ought to reveal. I regul...
THIS POST CONTAINS *MAJOR* SPOILERS – DO NOT
READ IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE HIMYM FINALE YET.
life, I have seen relatively few finale episodes for sitcoms. Those that I have
(Frasier, Friends, Scrubs, The Office, etc) have been fairly
typical in their desire to tie up all the loose threads, move the characters on
in their lives (...
Mon 20 Jan 2014
This weekend, I organised two
nights of Leicester Comedy Festival preview shows in Northampton. This included
the first full airing of my new show, Tom
Young’s Got Issues; I had mixed results... If you’re not a comedian, it’s
really difficult to explain to you all
the problems that writing and performing a new show presents, but here’s the
Mon 23 Sep 2013
It’s that time
again. Today, I received my confirmation email from Dave’s Leicester Comedy
Festival, asking me to formally register my show for next year. That means I’ve
now got five months to put the new show together, and I’ll try to use this blog
to keep you up-to-date with how it’s going. Ahh, but where
Well, the first
Mon 12 Aug 2013
Last week, I had
one of the best compèring
gigs of my career. It was at my own monthly night in Northampton, which,
considering it’s August, had an unexpectedly full audience. I always try to do
new material at this gig – partially to spare my regular punters from hearing
repeats, and partially to force myself to write more. However, due to having