September and October have been pretty epic. I’ve recently come back from my fourth tour support with the Charles Ross and his ‘One Man Star Wars’ Show. Three weeks on the road, playing sixteen venues across the UK, it’s been as tiring as it has rewarding.
One of the biggest highlights was playing Salford Lowry Theatre to a full capacity crowd. Nice.
Got some new publicity photos done for Danny Pensive and my own mug. Main reason was because all my old stuff look really old and club promoters need good up to date images, and I look very different from this time last year. Yes, that’s the reason. Not rubbing my own self inflated ego like an attention deprived five year old who’s just discovered felt tips shouting ‘look what I did’ to any passing adult as they draw dinosaurs on the wallpaper. One day I’ll get rumbled. “What a nice guy John is”. Yeah, and the rest.
Massive thanks for photographer Andy Hollingworth for fitting me in before Christmas. Here’s a sneaky peek at a few pics from the shoot…
The New Danny Pensive show comes to Buxton Fringe in two weeks time!!! I’m not doing Edinburgh this year, so this might be the last two full fesitval shows I do this year. Oh, and apparently I’m on the cover of the Buxton Advertiser too.
“Danny Pensive has been around the world and wants to tell you all about it. A new show full of diaries, jokes & philosophical musings from Sunderland’s duffel coated stand up hero.”
Late last year I was interviewed by Jason Thompson for his radio comedy series, Laughing Matters. It’s pretty in-depth at around forty odd minutes long, it’s probably most I’ve waffled about what I think about comedy and my approach to doing Danny Pensive. I’ll not defend or boast, make your own mind up.
On Easter Monday I’ll be appearing on Steffen Peddie’s Chat Show Thing at the Newcastle Stand Comedy Club. It’s a chat show, live with no cameras and no censor. You might recall Steffan from the sitcom Hebburn where he played Big Keith. It’s quite exciting and a chance for comics and performer from the North East to talk about their stuff. I’ll be talking about Danny Pensive, Where I got started, showbiz anecdotes and other stuff. Also on the bill id Simon Donald from the Viz, so it should be a great night. Tickets are only £3 and you can get them here.