STAND UP AND SIT-COM FOR THE POUNDSHOP WOLVERINE
Until recently I was happy to sit behind a laptop, camera, or theatre curtain and watch others perform the words I had written. However just over six months ago, at a fundraiser for my live sitcom, I performed stand-up for the first time and now I am taking to the stage to perform my debut solo show at this years Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
As one half of the husband and wife writing team behind live sitcom “The Graduettes", I’m no stranger to producing a comedy show but now I’ve been touring the stand-up comedy circuit around Glasgow for the last six months.
Not only will I be performing my first solo stand-up show but just to keep things extremely stressful I’m also writing and directing a brand new episode of The Graduettes which is entitled “Rachel Gets Married” and will also be playing at the Comedy Festival for three nights..
We took The Graduettes to the Fringe last year and it went really well so the original plan was always to write a new episode for the comedy festival but I’ve really been enjoying performing stand-up and I decided to just go for it and put on a solo show, luckily for me I have two really stupidly talented comedians willing to support me so I don’t have to do a full hour.
The Graduettes started out as a concept by my wife. She wanted to create a female centred comedy show, the concept developed into a script for a television pilot and then on to a live sitcom that we put on in Glasgow and then the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Both The Graduettes and my solo comedy show will be playing at the wee Dram! on Woodlands Road at the end of March.
Most of my jokes come from my wife, just like the sitcom idea, she usually says something funny and random without realising it and I write it down . A lot of my stand up is about being a husband and a father and about adapting to life as an adult. I try to make my jokes relative but essentially it’s just about making the audience laugh. I only attempted stand-up as a bucket list type thing during a fundraiser for our sitcom but once I got the crowd laughing I knew I would do it again.
So if you want to see me attempt to be funny in person and by proxy through a group of actors, or if you just want to see if I can pull off putting on two shows, come along to Dram on the 19th March for Poundshop Wolverine or from the 24th - 26th March for The Graduettes: Rachel Gets Married. Both shows run from
Tickets are £4 (£6 for The Graduettes) and are available to book from See tickets, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival website and on the door.