In this episode I talk to Aidan Goatley about good gigs, bad gigs and really poor gigs. Aidan talk about a disastrous Cruise Ship performing experience, how he was initially put off stand up by an early knock and how his desire to get back on stage was rekindled by participating in the Jill Edwards comedy course in Brighton; a course which has spawned the careers of many top flight comedians over the past 20 years.
We also chat about the odd jobs you have to do along the way, the importance of having very understanding partners, as well as the need to be adaptable and resilient.
Aidan has been performing since 2011 and has had huge success with his debut show '10 Films with my Dad' which has been performed in the UK, Dubai, Istanbul, all over Europe and even Guildford. His other shows include The Vicars Husband, The Joys of Retail and Travels of a Happy Man. He's also been tour support for Hal Cruttenden as well as headlining gigs all over the UK.
'Charmingly Funny' - The Scotsman
‘Proper comic gold’ – Chortle
‘A blend of Jerry Seinfeld and Hugh Grant, Riotously funny' - Broadway Baby
'A definite star in the making.' - Latest 7
'A Brilliant Raconteur...Amazing' - Fringeguru
'Had the audience in stitches' - Three Weeks
'A singular wit, highly recommended'- Edinburgh Evening News