Hello and a very warm welcome. My name is Richard Gill and I attend a lot of comedy shows – you may have heard my legendary laugh! In 2017, I turned fifty years old – my home city is Carlisle but I have lived and worked in London for the last twenty five years. This blog is based on my experiences of watching comedians perform live on stage and will include every act that I have seen from 2018 onwards.

I have always been a paying member of an audience.  I am not a performer or reviewer but I am passionate about comedy.  I have seen a very wide range of comedians over the years from variety acts of the seventies and the emergence of the new wave of comedians in the eighties to the great story tellers, pun masters and arena-filling comedians of the twenty first century.

I am in the process of writing my first book: ‘A Rich Comic Life’ which will feature over 600 comedians that I have seen live over the last four decades. It is intended that the book will be a major index of comedians along with any personal anecdotes, reminisces and stories whilst watching them perform live. It is hoped that the book will be an invaluable resource into the history of modern live comedy.

I hope the blog is also a useful and funny insight into the world of comedy and if you like it, please spread the word. You can read the blogs at any time in one of three ways: a) by clicking on the name of the comedian scrolling across the bottom of this page or b) by using the Contents page in the menu at the top of this page where you can click the name of any comedian and go straight to the blog or by c) alternatively to read all the blogs as they are written, by clicking on the Blogs button in the Menu at the top of the page. 

I am developing a new feature in the blog where you can click on the link on the sidebar or footer of the comedian’s blog page if you want to buy the comedian’s available CD, DVD or book.  

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Thank you so much for all your continued support and enjoy the read…