I’m Paul Savage. I’m a comedian primarily, but I do hundreds of other things to fill the days and pay the bills. Youth worker, pub quiz setter, radio host, gig promoter, comic book writer, and on and on.
What’s your show about?
It’s the Halloween Comedy Show: It’s basically me and 4 acts (Chris norton Walker, Aaron Twitchen, Masai Graham, Tom Roche) dicking about, just like a comedy club, but on a pagan holiday that’s been appropriated by corporate America and filtered into English culture because it worked out a great way to combine booze and slutty costumes. None of the acts will be wearing slutty costumes, but we will do material about the undead.
Is this the first time you’ve played in Manchester?
No. the first time was a gig called beyond a joke, which was legendarily bad. The week before we played it, the acts had a whip-round for the audience that had endured it. It’s restarted now and is apparently lovely. I’ve played Manchester a bunch of times and really enjoyed it.
How long have you been doing comedy?
4 and a half years. With the possible exception of school and, perhaps, the scouts, it is the longest I’ve ever stuck anything out.
What are the 3 funniest words in the English language?
A lot depends on context, but on their own, I’d go for Plethora, ramshackle and masticate.
Monday 31st October at 8:15PM runs until around 10:45PM (2 intervals)
Tickets are £5 and can be bought by clicking the link below. £3 if you’re in Halloween costume.