Doing It Standing Up

John Sparkes ventures backstage to unearth the craft secrets of the comedian, often described as the bare-knuckle boxers of the entertainment world.

He follows Daniel Glyn, Gethin Thomas and Phil Evans through a festival stand-up performance, and discovers what strange urge drives comedians to do something which terrifies better-adjusted people - namely standing on stage in front of an audience, completely alone, armed only with a microphone.

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John Sparkes ventures backstage to unearth the craft secrets of the comedian, often described as the bare-knuckle boxers of the entertainment world.

He follows Daniel Glyn, Gethin Thomas and Phil Evans through a festival stand-up performance, and discovers what strange urge drives comedians to do something which terrifies better-adjusted people - namely standing on stage in front of an audience, completely alone, armed only with a microphone.John Sparkes ventures backstage to unearth the craft secrets of the comedian, often described as the bare-knuckle boxers of the entertainment world.

He follows Daniel Glyn, Gethin Thomas and Phil Evans through a festival stand-up performance, and discovers what strange urge drives comedians to do something which terrifies better-adjusted people.