I was born in 1968 and grew up in a leafy hamlet called Wigan. I would say that my love of comedy started at a young age, and I would while away the hours watching Laurel & Hardy whilst gnawing on a slab of tripe.
It is because of tripe that I decided to learn more about food and trained as a chef at the age of 16. I have spent most of my life around the catering & hospitality world, either working in it or sampling the products of it.
At the age of 17, I decided to see what the Royal Navy would be like, and after much deliberation, and 23 years later, I decided it wasn’t for me. I then moved into the Corporate World, delivering multiple services for the RAF, and it was there that I delivered my first comedy show. It was clear to me then, that the world of comedy is where I wanted to be. A couple of years later, Comedy Hotspot was born.
It seemed fitting, therefore, that the first show as Comedy Hotspot was delivered to the Royal Navy at HMS Drake. It is safe to say that from that point on, I haven’t looked back. I tried to juggle the corporate world, whilst driving Comedy Hotspot forward, and it was only a matter of time before I took the plunge and became a Comedy Promoter full time. I am really pleased with all the venues I have sourced, and the standards I have set and achieved for Comedy Hotspot, but this is just the beginning.
It is often said that behind every successful man there is a woman, and I am no exception. Her name is Lisa and it’s a testament to her qualities that she has allowed me to chase my dreams, her support of me has been unwavering. We now reside in Boston, Lincolnshire and whilst we have no children, we have a number of pets that replace that particular void.
If you have a venue and want one of the best nights of comedy anywhere in the U.K. in your business… then give me a shout. If you want a one-off show, or just want to book a comedian, then again, give me a shout.
Until then, keep laughing, be safe and support live comedy.
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