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 [...]

Christmas Fun

So Maria Franzoni liked Succeedy Song so much that she asked me to do a festive video for her. Here is the result Christmas of Love. We had fun making it. Those sprouts were fairly unpleasant. And that is real fire, rather near my face.

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 [...]

I am coming to New York

Hey, I will be over there with my friends Andy Smart, Stephen Frost and Steve Steen at Webster Hall Studio June 2nd www.websterhall.com And I will be able to sign copies of my alter ego’s book DON’T BE NEEDY BE SUCCEEDY.

OK Here we go

This blog is to let you into some of the secrets of what I actually do. Much of my time is spent with organizations, showing them how improv skills could be applicable in their day to day lives.

This work was recently covered in BBC Radio 4′s In Business and BBC World Service’s Global Business and [...]