Sunday, 1 March 2015

Uh-oh! It's the Literalists ... (Parts 1 and 2)

You know where you are with the Literalists ...

Many thanks to everyone who came to my one-man show (Graveside Manner) in the Subscription Rooms in Stroud on Thursday.  It was great to have such a full audience to try my new and desperate material on!
News of upcoming gigs as Miserable Malcolm will be up on the website soon!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Come In Please, Number 7

Obviously this is only one of ten possible versions of the joke.  I’ve naturally gone for the sex angle because  (and as  regular readers will know) we like to go for the lowest common denominator in our humour at Hawker’s Pot.  Please feel free to substitute coveting your neighbour’s animals etc. accordingly.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

A Gloomy Poet at the Muffin Man: Review and Photos

Here’s a lovely review of my performance as the Gloomy Poet at the Muffin Man in Cheltenham on Thursday night (from the Gloucestershire Echo online).  It’s enough to put a smile on a person’s face.
(Hidden extra: if you click forward on the photo above the article, there’s an excellent one of some of the audience looking miserable, coincidentally under a poster saying “HAPPY DAY”.)
And here are some photos of me looking thoroughly gloomy (while being unwittingly upstaged by my own hair) taken before the show by Daniel Day for the Gloucestershire Echo.  I have rarely looked more miserable!
Many thanks to both Aled and Daniel, and to Anna Saunders for putting the night on.  
And, finally, here is an entertaining write-up of my (so-far-frankly-tentative) 'misery tour' of happiness hotspots from the WriteOutLoud website:

Thursday, 22 January 2015


And, don’t forget, tonight I’m performing my Gloomy Poet show at the Muffin Man, in Cheltenham.  I’m doing a 40 minute set, which includes more heartbreak and misery than anyone could possibly want on a Thursday evening.  Do come along!  It starts at 7pm.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Trying to Impress ...

On which note, my gloomy poet will be making two appearances this month:
On Thursday 22nd January, I will be doing a 40 minute set (a reprise of my Graveside Manner show from September, with some extra material and a few changes) at the Muffin Man in Cheltenham.  This is part of Well Versed, a regular event put on by Cheltenham Poetry Festival, which also features an open mic.  The event starts at 7pm and costs £4
More details are on facebook here.
On Saturday 31st January, I will be doing my regular 10 minute “Dose of the Morose” at Mr Fluffypunk’s Pennygaff at Stroud Valleys Artspace in Stroud.  The night features Edward Aczel (the Crown Prince of Anti-Comedy) and George Chopping ( ) and, frankly, looks fantastic.
The night starts at 8.00 and costs £8.50 in advance or £10 on the door.
More details are on facebook here.
Hope to see you at one or the other!  (I’ll stop counting now.)