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Blog Life

Day 2: Karma.

Had a weird moment today when I realised I’ve started my daily blog earlier in life than Richard Herring… so all I need to do is outlive him and I’ve got the record for the longest running daily blog by a comedian. So at least my headstone and eulogy will have something in it. I […]

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To Taylor, With Love

This morning Taylor Swift published an open letter to Apple about their music streaming service. This got me thinking about Spotify and free content in general (I am always thinking about free content to be fair). Her blog post is about Apple, and the unfair way they expect artists not to be paid for three […]

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How To Find An Audience For Your Show

In February 2015 I interviewed Liz Miele for the Ask The Industry podcast about how she went viral and a lightbulb went off in my head… everything I’ve been doing in my day job (in terms of outreach)  can be transferred into my comedy career.   Before I carry on,I’d highly recommend you listen to […]

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Why I started an email newsletter

I’ve been semi-obsessed with the idea of building social media communities for over half a decade. For the last 3 years I’ve been trying to build a Twitter following. I’ve got over 4,000 so far but there’s something about it which I’ve started to feel less than comfortable with. I think it’s largely because the […]

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Some thoughts on comedy uniforms

At the end of 2014 I was introduced to the 6 items of clothing or less challenge. I’ve still not done it. The basic principle is that you pick your favourite 6 items of clothing and only wear them for the month. This does not include socks, pants, jackets, shoes or accessories. Part of the […]

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2 weeks with limited access to social media.

I’ve limited the number of likes I can do in a day. Not to a specific number. Just generally liking less. Because it forced me to actually interact with the content I was interested in on Facebook (when I am on it). Other things I’ve noticed since limited my social media (on all channels) include… 1) […]

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There’s no app for this.

This morning I did something drastic (at least by my standards). I deleted every app on my phone. That’s half true. I have a Google Nexus 5 which means I cannot delete a lot of Google’s own apps. This frustrates me as frankly I purchased the handset, I should get a say in what’s on […]

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