However, I hate writing comedy. I hate it. I find it utterly torturous and difficult. It’s not something which has ever come naturally to me, and it’s probably my biggest challenge, in terms of cracking it in this game.
For me, most new material will come in tiny little chunks... and never when I’ve sat down in front of my computer with the express purpose of writing new material. It comes when I’m trying to get to sleep... when I’m half cut after a gig, in a taxi, on the way home... when I’m pushing a buggy down the street, taking my son to nursery ... or at any other generally inconvenient time, when I don’t have a bit of paper, or a hand free to type frantically into the notes of my iphone.
My inner voice is more harsh than any comedy critic could ever be, and I really struggle to silence it enough to just try something completely new out on stage.