Bacon goes back to (comedy) school
Not long to go now as Richard begins to hone his material for his comedy debut. He seems in a confident mood but remains totally aware that it could all turn sour. His main concerns appear to be the fact that it's LIVE on national radio and that he's performing in front of a crowd who've come to see Reginald D Hunter. Will they be happy that the final 10 minutes have been handed to a man without a comedy track record?
Yesterday, Richard went to a Comedy Masterclass at the Laughing Horse Comedy club hosted by prolific comedy writer Kevin McCarron, who was one of the first to hear some of Richard's material. Here's how it went:
He also met up with his mentor (and if you think about it, warm-up act) Reginald D Hunter, who gave him some advice to take on stage. If you look closely, you really can see the fear in Richard's eyes:
You can listen again to last night's show here. It features Richard getting plenty of tips of the trade from comedy greats such as, Richard Herring, Lucy Porter, Brendon Burns and Justin Moorhouse.
Richard Bacon is on 5 Live from 10.30pm every Monday - Thursday.