Check out a short question and answer with James Allen. Lots more Q&A's on our news page
6th Jul 2016
Q) Where and when was your 1st ever gig? How'd it go?
A) Pro's and Coms the laundry lark lane Wasn't bad 5 people there
Q) Who/what were your main influences when you first started out as a comedian?
A) John Robins Elis James Jack Whitehall Liam Williams Jamie Demetriou
Q) What has been your biggest achievement to date?
A) Performing at Alex Bordmans new comedians night at the comedy store in Manchester
Q) If you weren't a stand up comedian what would you be?
A) Teacher or Dead
Q) What has been your favourite gig to date?
A) Beat The Frog May 16th did not win but beat the frog. Audience reaction was good and material flowed well
Q) And your worst?
A) 1. Freds comedy club Levenshulme. Tried new stuff which bombed apologised to the promoter about 20 times. 2. Rofl comedy stoke. Silence. Absolute silence. Finished quickly and mimed shooting myself in the head as I walked off.
Q) Who is your favourite circuit comedian ATM? What new comedians should we watch out for?
A) Loads. Hot Waters very own Adam Rowe is of course fantastic. More circuit people erm, James Meehan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Phil Ellis, Danny Mcloughlin. Ones to watch Simon Wozniak is really good also Simon Lomas. Shell Byron, Yolav and Graham, Phil Lucas, Josh Jones, Jamie Hutchinson, Dan Soff, Sean Morley John Mcreadie. Far too many for me to name.
Q) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A) Hopefully, at a point where I have networked enough in the north west to do as many regular gigs as I can in Liverpool as I hardly gig their enough being wirral based. I'd quite like to be on the circuit and possibly maybe go to Edinburgh to just ask for gigs or maybe do a split bill with someone. Basically anything that brings me closer to having financial stability whilst doing comedy but also to network and meet as many people as I can. And just to constantly gig and gig.
Q) Do you have anything to promote?
A) I am going to Edinburgh this year with two other comedian friends of mine Tony Wright & Mark Grimshaw. We're doing a show called Gagsters Paradise in which the three of us do about 10-12 mins and we rotate the MC each night between us. Also hoping to have a different guest each day whilst we're down there. It's at the free sisters staff room at 20:30pm from the 4th-28th. Click Here for tickets
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