Neuro-Story-telling

The more I do leadership development and presentation training, the more I find them [...]

SUCCEEDY KICKSTARTER

Hello

Since 2001 I have been playing L. Vaughan Spencer, the Gangsta Motivator. His show is called “Don’t Be Needy, Be Succeedy”. Profile Books published a book of that name too. He’s a pastiche. But I’ve said I won’t do the full show after the performance on 17th November at the London Comedy Store. It has [...]

Sincere

I read this fascinating article about Steve Coogan and the changing emphasis of his work. In it, he says, “It’s tiring to never be sincere. It’s tiresome and tiring, and ultimately not very satisfying.” Yes, I notice plenty of people in comedy moving in later life towards something else. For me, the story has [...]

Neil Mullarkey shows nerves can be tamed

The BBC asked me to talk about doing your best at interviews. On a sunny day I gave them the Four L’s

LONDON BUSINESS FORUM 22 MAY 2012

(Hello – these are a few notes, just to jog your memory if you were there, or spark your interest if you weren’t …Neil)

Impact: Where does it reside? Why so important?

An organisation is a social process. Not a thing, not an entity at all. In scientific terms, an organisation cannot be said to exist at [...]

neilmullarkey at TEDx

This was a step into the relatively unknown for me. Talking seriously about myself and my work. I talk about my first encounters with improv, that has become a life-long love affair. I continue to perform with The Comedy Store Players but nowadays I spend most of my time teaching the skills and drills of [...]

The Secret of Comedy

I was asked by a newspaper to write about the Secret of Comedy, summed up on one word, explained in 150. Here is what I came up with. What do you think?

The Secret of Comedy … is Listening

Whatever kind of comedy you are performing – solo or ensemble – you need to listen – to [...]

Silly Music

Ten years ago I did a show called All That Mullarkey, about how I have suffered with my silly name. Here is the overture
01 Hallelujah – Neil Mullarkey

It was recorded by a very clever person multi-tracking me and a few friends. I think it’s out of copyright so I could tell you who but it [...]

New York (Brooke T Allen)

I spent a couple of hours chatting with him and his assistant Adrienne about [...]

Welcome

Hello. I am Neil Mullarkey. This blog is to celebrate two anniversaries: ten years of doing my workshops in various organizations (ImprovYourBiz) and twenty-five years of the wonderful Comedy Store Players.

Working with different organizations across the world for a decade has given me an insight into what could be done better and plenty of ammunition for my alter [...]