Ross Noble is looking forward to resuming his tour of his stand-up
show that's taking the audiences by storm.
he launched Unrealtime at the Edinburgh Festival in August it was
a sell-out - as are many of the venues he's visiting over the next
few weeks before he takes the tour to Australia.
I was at school, I wanted to be a stuntman, but then I thought
it was too dangerous.
it's guaranteed that every night will be different. Ross said: "A
lot of my show is improvisation so what tends to happen is the show
starts off and then it moves on, depending on what sort of mood
I'm in or what I've been thinking about.
I'm in a bad mood, I might be talking about why I'm in a bad mood.
I've got a sort of basic script in my head, but then something more
interesting might come into my head - like a recurring image or
something about the audience - and I take it from there. I like
to make it special for the people who are in the audience that night."
said that he simply couldn't do exactly the same material every
night - for one reason alone it would just be too boring for him!!
When he went to Stockport for a gig, he found out there was a lawnmower
museum and devised a whole two-hour show that day out of lawnmower
27-year-old Geordie has been performing since he was 15. "When
I was at school, I wanted to be a stuntman, but then I thought it
was too dangerous. I knew I wanted to perform, but didn't want to
do acting or music so I was set to become a circus performer and
then I discovered stand up comedy and I was hooked."
from a new town (Cramlington) "the ultimate in dullness"
helped him with career, he said. " There was nothing to do
so I used my imagination a lot, otherwise I would have started climbing
somewhere has a sense of humour - unless they're a calculating
is stand-up comedy something someone could learn? "If anyone
says they can teach you to become a funny and charismatic person
and stand on a stage in front of a thousand people for two hours
and make them laugh, then I would seriously doubt them.
everyone somewhere has a sense of humour - unless they're a calculating
psychopath - so everyone must be able to be taught to write a funny
sketch. Sometimes the most hilarious sketches are written by the
most shockingly dull people."
does not write material for other people though: "If you come
up with a really good idea, then I want to have it for myself!"
Noble is appearing at the Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe, on Saturday
8 November and Monday 1 December.