Launch Night : April 15th 2022

A great start to the night with a SOLD OUT audience down at the Poets. Performers included: Anarchic character comedian, Rebekka Turner; Musical Comedy Award finalists 2022, The Sugar Coated Sisters and improv comedy stalwarts, Lela & Kathy and me (Simon Topping) doing a crazing crowd based improv thing. Sadly Frankie Thompson had to pull out, but I … More Launch Night : April 15th 2022

What am I up to?

At the moment I’m writing and filming some short films, pratting around doing improv and testing out new comedy characters.  I’m also looking at re-writing my one person show Why I Had to Leave the North. So for now I’ll leave you with a picture I drew of a cat.

Fat People in History

Meet some of the largest characters in history. See how their contemporaries viewed them and what ‘cures’ were offered to remedy their condition. Follow this humorous journey from medieval times to the near past in an exploration of shifting views on corpulence juxtaposed with the orator’s personal issues with his very own heft.

Living with… a Cat

I’m not exactly a stranger to cats, I have fed and cat sat for friends, family and even professionally over the years, so I shouldn’t be too surprised when this particular juvenile feline specimen gleefully bounds towards me with mouse limply but firmly gripped and dangling from her chops of death. However, this is the … More Living with… a Cat


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