I Did Something For Radio 4…

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on I Did Something For Radio 4…

So in September I was asked to write and perform a piece for BBC Radio 4’s “Four Thought” about a subject that meant a lot to me.  It’s not me doing comedy (although there are a couple of subtle jokes in there) but I am very proud of it.  It looks like it’s staying on-line for the foreseeable future so do have a listen, download it or do whatever you do in order to enjoy audio delights. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bp3zp It was recorded live at the End of the Road Festival which I also performed stand-up...

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Edinburgh 2015: What Audiences Are Saying About Me

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Edinburgh 2015: What Audiences Are Saying About Me

Now I’m not one for self promotion (definitely not, I’m awful at it), but I’ve been getting some lovely tweets during the fringe so far about my show. So with that in mind, here’s a selection of them. I’ve not been retweeting them, as I reason that if you follow me on Twitter you probably already think I’m moderately decent. But if you were thinking of coming to see my show and need convincing… @jimsmallman I bought a last minute ticket and it was worth it. Great to see a show about the importance of...

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The Madness Begins: My Fringe Recommendations

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on The Madness Begins: My Fringe Recommendations

It would be pretty daft of me to rely on the goodwill of others to talk about my Edinburgh show because I don’t want to be fleeced of £2000 for PR without me mentioning a plethora of shows that I want to see and would certainly recommend. So here’s a list of stuff that you should go and see in Edinburgh in August because these people are smashing. Obviously, go and see loads of other stuff too. Also, take a chance on things, don’t dismiss a show because nobody in it has ever been on a panel show. Some of us do comedy to...

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VMS Live

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on VMS Live

I pride myself on being a level-headed, professional chap.  I love being a comedian and whilst there are certainly problems in my industry, the good times far outweigh the bad.  However, every now and then you will be forced to deal with people who seem to actively set out to be difficult, and every comedian will have their list of promoters who are slow to pay and the like. Thing is, some clubs might take a while to pay but as a rule, they DO eventually pay you.  On February 9th this year I had the misfortune of...

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£2k for PR vs Goodwill: Edinburgh 2015

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on £2k for PR vs Goodwill: Edinburgh 2015

The wonderful picture above based on my Edinburgh poster photo is by the amazing Ben Cameron. Buy his brilliant stuff at www.strangepaul.com and follow him on Twitter. It is exactly one month until I start my Edinburgh run.  I’ve been excited since I first ran out my show in Leicester in February, and every time I perform it I feel proud that I’ve written something that is both so personal and seems to make audiences laugh (and think a bit. But mainly laugh).  But as August draws closer, the fear starts to creep in.  Last night...

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The Straight Guy “Man Crush” Survey: Full List of Votes Received

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

So yesterday I published the analysis of my “Man Crush” twitter survey, and it became the most read blog that I’ve ever written.  Thanks for sharing it around, keep doing so! A few people have asked for the full breakdown of votes though, so here you go.  Of course, if you want to comment or discuss it then make sure to add me on Twitter and all that. Right then.  In descending order… Name Profession Nation Age Peak Status Votes David Beckham Footballer UK 38 Present Alive 34 Ryan...

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The Great Straight Guy “Man Crush” Survey – The Full Results Are In!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

About a month ago, I conducted a Twitter based experiment.  Thanks to it being retweeted by a few comics much, much more famous than me, it gathered steam and got seriously out of hand.  Luckily I like a spreadsheet and some hardcore analysis.  Originally, I was just working on some material based on an observation of mine and the good gentlemen of Twitter proved me right (thankfully) and gave me a lot of data to sift through. Basically, I have a theory. Well, I have many theories, but they’re often far too nuts to actually write down...

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My Football Blog

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hello all, I did originally keep it here, but my little football project is now found at www.thefootballneutral.com. Go and have a read, tweet about it, subscribe to it and all that jazz. The basic principle is that I have to watch a game every week based around my comedy travels.  I can’t watch any Premier League games or my own team (Leicester City), can’t go to the same place twice and must always pay for my tickets. I’ve already been to a load of places including Wigan, Bournemouth, Hastings, Leyton Orient, Guiseley,...

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10 Things I Hate About… Video Games

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

“It’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you, everything I do, I tell you all the time, heaven is a place on earth with you…” So sang Lana Del Rey in her song “Video Games”.  Am fairly sure what she is crooning about concerns some boy or another, all tattooed and muscular and evil (I fulfil two of these requirements) and whilst I could easily settle down with the flame-haired pouty chanteuse, I can equally take her lyrics to sum up my love for – not a girl or boy – but Video Games...

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10 Things I Hate About… Wrestling

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Wrestling is one of my favourite things.  I’ve been a fan since I was about eight years old and if anything my crazy level of fandom has only got worse in recent years.  The best thing is that as a comedian it seems to be completely acceptable to enjoy watching men in their underwear pretending to fight. Of course, I’m aware that when writing this some of the people reading it may not be as big fans of the grappling arts as myself.  So this will be the first (and probably the last) of my blogs to include a glossary at the end to...

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