Q) Where and when was your 1st ever gig? How'd it go?
A) Technically September 2015 although I started properly December 2015. It was at the Roadhouse in Stirchley, Birmingham. I was petrified but it actually went fairly well. I'd rehearsed for days so knew my 5 minutes back to front. That helped massively.
Q) Who/what were your main influences when you first started out as a comedian?
A) Lee Evans, Eddie Izzard, Ross Noble, Dave Chapelle, Eddie Murphy, Mitch Hedberg, Emo Phillips, Steven Wright, Louis C.K, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies, Ricky Gervais....Chubby Brown when I was young surprisingly.
Q) What has been your biggest achievement to date?
A) Winning Hot Water new Comedian of the Year and winning the Comedy Carousel at the Glee in Cardiff and getting a weekend gig.
Q) If you weren't a stand up comedian what would you be?
A) Oh god....erm.... I wanted to be a rapper from the age of 11 to 19. Now... I'd love to get paid for writing.
Q) What has been your favourite gig to date?
A) The Glee try out went well. The final of Hot Water must have been good but I was really ill so don't remember much. My favourite two are the Station Pub in Kings Heath for a benefit. Everything hit home and the response was amazing. Jon Pearson runs a gig in Melton Mowbray I think. It was my second time trying my new 'act' out. It convinced me it was kepeer.
Q) And your worst?
A) The first time I did The Frog and Bucket. Complete mosh pit. No chance for any of the acts bar the first one I think. I was assured it was a one off and a perfect storm of mishaps.
Q) Who is your favourite circuit comedian ATM? What new comedians should we watch out for?
A) I'm too new and dont get to gig as often as I like due to family commitments. The two that made me think 'damn' were Scott Bennett and Steve Shanyaski Some dude called Posh Jew or Josh Pew is quite good.
Q) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A) Writing for the BBC/C4 or back to the daily grind
Q) Do you have anything to promote?
A) I'm in Edinburgh from the 12-28th of August doing showcases. I'll update my website with them once all in the diary. Please come and support me and my friends
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