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Tell us about the shows this week ...

They will be about the British canal system, particularly the invention of aqueducts.

Who inspired you to pick up a mic?

Engineer and pioneer of the modern British canal, James Brindley.

Where was your first show?

When I was a boy I joined my father on a shopping trip to Topps Tiles, but decided tiles were boring and broke away from his gaze to wander to a stretch of canal near West Bromwich.

There, some geese were attempting to open a black plastic bag that had been thrown in the water by a tramp. I told them some jokes about James Brindley and the British Waterways, but they were distracted by their other, apparently more pressing, task.

The gig went terribly. I endeavoured to prove to those geese that I am funny and they should’ve listened. The rest is history.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen?

I once saw a man drown to death in a lock.

Some Lycett Hot. Soho Theatre.
Apr 7. £12.50  W1D 3NE  
Tube | Tott Crt Rd 

Rhubarb Comedy. Apr 4. £8  
Wheatsheaf, SW17 7PG  
Tube | Tooting Bec


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