Glasgow Comedy Festival

Being Funny Is My Illness

 

Being Funny Is My Illness 
I know what you are thinking does Gary think he is that funny. Yes I genuinely think I am hysterical, when I write new material I roll about laughing and it is even that bad when I am on stage and if I think too much about the punchline I just start laughing before I actually get to the punchline.
People will think I am arrogant for saying that, I just believe in myself it is that simple. I have been making groups laugh since the age of four, I was awarded the class clown status since I could remember. I have always been the group funny man in any walk of my life. My friends, family and anyone else will back that up.
This is the reason i started comedy, I think I am worthy enough to grace a stage, I think one day I will make a good living from comedy. Do I think I am funnier than everyone else? No chance there are great comedians out there and it is the best feeling ever sharing a stage with some of them. 
Being funny has always been like an illness, if I am around a bad situation I will make a joke. When my dad passed away and me and my sisters where in the funeral car behind the Herse I had them all in stitches. My mind can’t cope with sadness it is simple as that, if I am given a sad situation it goes in my mind and a joke comes back out the other side. My grandad was being given his last rights and he was holding my hand, he leaned over to me and said “Gary is there anything you want to ask me?” I said “Aye Grandad see if you die can I have your telly?”... He burst out laughing and I made a guy about to die laugh. He is still alive to this day and we talk about it all the time. He’s died about nine times and came back to life so I call him the cat.
It was the same in the army I was known as the regimental morale and sometimes my mates would be terrified of what would come out my mouth next. I remember the physical training instructor had us running up and down hills for six hours because someone complained they were cold. After the beasting stopped, the trainer shouted are we all still cold and I could feel all the lad’s eyes burning the back of my head I put my hand up and said staff I don’t want to be a grass but see when we were all at the top of the hill they were all laughing because we could see your bald patch. This guy was only 25 and he was going bald and always got stick for it so I knew it would get to him. The reason for this was he tried to physically break me and my mates, so I mentally broke him, he actually got so angry he punched himself in the face. We laughed all the way up and down those welsh mountains for the rest of the day, because he never even realised that he was wearing a hat and we couldn’t see his bald patch.
People always ask me if I think I am the next Kevin Bridges, Frankie Boyle or Billy Connolly these guys are momentous comedians representing such a great city, but no I don’t measure myself to any of them I am Gary Faulds and I will base my success and failure’s on my dreams not someone else’s.
My mum and dad owned a Glasgow pub I was brought up in that pub from the age of four to eighteen, I have had a funny and challenging life like anyone else we all have a story I just have a funny way of telling it. 
My show is on the 12th of March at Victorias Nightclub and you can buy the tickets from The Glasgow Comedy Festivals Website or visit my website at www.garyfaulds.co.uk 

I know what you are thinking does Gary think he is that funny. Yes I genuinely think I am hysterical, when I write new material I roll about laughing and it is even that bad when I am on stage and if I think too much about the punchline I just start laughing before I actually get to the punchline.


People will think I am arrogant for saying that, I just believe in myself it is that simple. I have been making groups laugh since the age of four, I was awarded the class clown status since I could remember. I have always been the group funny man in any walk of my life. My friends, family and anyone else will back that up.


This is the reason i started comedy, I think I am worthy enough to grace a stage, I think one day I will make a good living from comedy. Do I think I am funnier than everyone else? No chance there are great comedians out there and it is the best feeling ever sharing a stage with some of them. 


Being funny has always been like an illness, if I am around a bad situation I will make a joke. When my Dad passed away and me and my sisters where in the funeral car behind the herse I had them all in stitches. My mind can’t cope with sadness it is simple as that, if I am given a sad situation it goes in my mind and a joke comes back out the other side. My grandad was being given his last rights and he was holding my hand, he leaned over to me and said “Gary is there anything you want to ask me?” I said “Aye Grandad see if you die can I have your telly?”... He burst out laughing and I made a guy about to die laugh. He is still alive to this day and we talk about it all the time. He’s died about nine times and came back to life so I call him the cat.


It was the same in the army I was known as the regimental morale and sometimes my mates would be terrified of what would come out my mouth next. I remember the physical training instructor had us running up and down hills for six hours because someone complained they were cold. After the beasting stopped, the trainer shouted are we all still cold and I could feel all the lad’s eyes burning the back of my head I put my hand up and said staff I don’t want to be a grass but see when we were all at the top of the hill they were all laughing because we could see your bald patch. This guy was only 25 and he was going bald and always got stick for it so I knew it would get to him. The reason for this was he tried to physically break me and my mates, so I mentally broke him, he actually got so angry he punched himself in the face. We laughed all the way up and down those welsh mountains for the rest of the day, because he never even realised that he was wearing a hat and we couldn’t see his bald patch.


People always ask me if I think I am the next Kevin Bridges, Frankie Boyle or Billy Connolly these guys are momentous comedians representing such a great city, but no I don’t measure myself to any of them I am Gary Faulds and I will base my success and failure’s on my dreams not someone else’s.


My Mum and Dad owned a Glasgow pub I was brought up in that pub from the age of four to eighteen, I have had a funny and challenging life like anyone else we all have a story I just have a funny way of telling it. 


My show is on the 12th of March at Victoria's Nightclub and you can buy the tickets from The Glasgow Comedy Festivals Website or visit my website at www.garyfaulds.co.uk