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Monday, 15th May, 2017 at 12:03 pm

I Am Standing Up…

Monday, 17th October, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Very excited to announce that after a far too long break, I am returning to my fifth love, stand up.  I’m starting with just a handful of dates at venues I can drive home from (no, really, that’s the reason they were chosen) and will add more in the fullness of time.  Rather than one humongous Mega Tour, I Am Standing Up will take the form of a few weeks here and a few weeks there over the next couple of years and will hopefully bring me to your town or a town near you.  If you live in the UK, as it stands in October 2016, there’s a good chance I’ll get to you.

See you out there…

January 19th 2015

Monday, 19th January, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Hello readers, please say if these blogs are coming too thick and fast…

Thanks for the response via Twitter to the various appearances around Christmas, the Would I Lie To You? special, Tim Rice:A Life In Song and Michael McIntyre’s Very Christmassy Christmas Show.  All of which were fun but it was only Michael’s show that resulted in a free turkey from Jamie Oliver in compensation for the cranberry juice and shirt incident.  I’m currently in training for the new series of Would I Lie To You?, this involves sitting in a swivel chair and looking to the right while laughing, then looking to the left while laughing.  Preparations are coming along well in readiness for recordings at Pinewood which begin towards the end of February.  I imagine the tickets are all gone but if not there’ll be some left.

Comic Relief

Friday, 8th February, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Hello web site enthusiasts!  My incessant blogging continues apace…  You find me just returned from Uganda and a trip with Comic Relief to report on the work that is being done there to help reduce the many needless deaths from, amongst others, malaria.  I visited a remote hospital where the conditions were pretty unbelievable and heartbreaking.  We made a few little films and they’ll be broadcast on the live show on Red Nose Day which this year is March 15th.  I’ll be presenting part of the evening and the programme will be the last live broadcast from TV Centre before it gives in to progress and is converted, quite rightly, in to a nail salon.

A Chorus of Disapproval finished on the 5th January, it was a remarkable experience, unlike anything I’d done before.  If you took the time to come to London and see the show, many thanks.  In a month or so we return to the studio for another series of Would I Lie To You? then in June I head off to film something that’s not been announced yet, although lots of people seem to know it’s happening!

Not Coming In

Wednesday, 27th June, 2012 at 9:11 pm

We’re in the studio at Teddington at the moment, recording a third series of The Rob Brydon Show. We’re two shows in and it’s all going swimmingly with great guests and splendid audiences. On the subject of audiences, after every recording I’ll receive tweets from people who’ve come to the show only to be turned away with the explanation that we’re full. Some have travelled from a long way away to see the show and are understandably disappointed and angry. The problem is this, tickets to tv show recordings are free (hurrah) which in theory is wonderful but in practice means that the recipients can’t be relied upon to turn up. Not having spent any money on the tickets means that it’s very easy to say on the day, “the weather’s great, let’s stay at home and have a barbecue/go to the pub/sit and stare at the wall”. For this reason it is traditional for tv companies to send out more tickets than there are seats to fill, so as to safeguard against no shows and avoid the distressing (well, to me…) sight of empty seats. This is terribly unfair on those who arrive once we’re full but is I’m afraid common practice. My only advice is to get to the studio super early or better still wait until it comes on tv, thus avoiding the sight of me banging on about my socks in the warm up. Jokes aside, if you are one of the ones who’ve been turned away on this or any other series you have my heartfelt apologies.

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