MY Comic Life – Always Younger, Cakes & Fame

As I am, by far, my favourite subject to wax lyrical about, I’ve clearly been busy if I haven’t had the time to write another MY Comic Life since April. After all, the whole point of MY Comic Life blogs – besides being a means of giving readers an insight into the life of a […]

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MY Comic Life – Why a Comic’s Life is Never Dull

Since my last MY Comic Life, I’ve turned 38 yet again. (For those of you unaware of this phenomenon, it turns out I’ve been 38 for most of this century). My very Scottish father treated both me and my brother to a birthday meal while pointing out “that it’s a good thing you only have […]

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The 10 Tell-Tale Signs You Are British

Now that Brexit is upon us, perhaps it’s time to check how British you really are. Alternatively, if you’re an EU national, here’s a chance to see how well you’ve integrated into the British way of thinking. The 10 Tell-Tale Signs You Are British Whenever you enter a hotel room for the first time, you […]

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MY Comic Life – In the West End with The Naked Magicians

As a rule, stand up isn’t as glamourous as some of Joe Public out there would believe. For starters, stand up involves a lot of travelling, and there is nothing particularly glamorous about being at a service station in the early hours of the morning hoping to goodness you’re not too late to grab the […]

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MY Comic Life – Mugger Destroying Mothers, Proud Scottish Fathers, Delusion & Outlander

In comedy you tend to exaggerate for comedic effect. However, when it comes to my parents, if anything, I underplay it. If I saw my father and mother depicted on TV, I’d roll my eyes and think it a terrible, clichéd portrayal of a pair of Scots. I then would have to do a double […]

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MY Travels – MY Cheap and Cheerful Guide to London

Getting Here If you are fortunate enough to live in a country where public transport has not yet been privatised, and you have any doubts as to why privatising public transport is such a bad idea, then welcome to Britain. It should in fact be compulsory for any foreign politician, who is foolhardy enough to […]

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MY Travels – Innsbruck – Flashbacks to Dr Who, Superfluous Cardies and the Advantage 0f Not Understanding Celsius

Fancy a cheap weekend away? With a bit of culture and some stunning nature on your doorstep? Good food and reasonable prices? Then Innsbruck might be exactly what you’re looking for. When it comes to towns like Innsbruck, the Austrian Tourist Board must not believe its luck. Medieval buildings, along with the obligatory pastel-coloured buildings […]

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MY Comic Life – Breaking in the New

In the run up to Edinburgh, comedians – big name comics and those less well-known souls – are all keen to test run their shows as much as possible. So for comedy lovers in search of a bargain, Edinburgh previews are a great chance to see comedians preview their latest shows at minimal cost. As […]

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MY Comic Life – Joining the Dots

Not being able to join up the dots at times can have its advantages and disadvantages, but for an intelligent woman, I can’t half be thick at times. My dad is impossible to buy presents for. Most things in his world are “rubbish”. He doesn’t smoke; he doesn’t drive; he doesn’t play golf or read books. […]

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MY Comic Life – Bradford Literary Festival, Birmingham Pride and a Bleeding Mouth!

The life of a comic can be varied if nothing else from appearing alongside Frank Sanazi (think Frank Sinatra but a Nazi) to performing at Birmingham Pride and in a kebab restaurant in East London.  Unfortunately a dental emergency scuttles my plans to gig in salubrious Stockport! Got quite a few gigs come in which […]

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