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How I Became a Comedian

Stand-up John Moloney returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life. John looks back on the terms and conditions of his career's beginnings.

The Godfather of British stand-up comedy returns to the live stage with his trials of modern life and the tales of his much loved cat Edward.

In this moment of self reflection, John looks back on the beginning of his comedy career. How did such a handsome grammar school boy find his way into the dark and foreboding world of stand-up? Did his family have a influence on his decision? What did his qualifications actually qualify him to do?

John dissects the advice of the Employment Service in Balham and justifies the particular terms and conditions of any future engagement he was willing to accept - lots of travel, the freedom to insult his clients and a maximum of twenty minutes work per night.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

13 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter John Moloney
Writer John Moloney

Broadcast

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Presented by Cariad Lloyd.