Comedians tell stories of their worst ever gigs in brand new Podcast

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In times of uncertainty humour can keep us going. That is why Torquay Comedy Club have launched their latest project the Why Do I Do It? Podcast.

The Torquay Comedy Club have interviewed some big names in comedy and performance to tell the stories of their worst, weirdest and most embarrassing gigs ever. You can hear the tales of gigging woe from such performers as, Live at the Apollos Jen Brister, Online viral sensation Paul Smith, Britains Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda and Trigger Happy TV star Dom Jolly.

Torquay Comedy Club founder and local resident, Ben Milden said: “Since running the Torquay Comedy Club and from performing stand-up comedy myself I found everyone wants to know about the times where comedians had horrible gigs or the most embarrassing moments on stage and this podcast scratches that itch and enables people to laugh at/with the misfortune of others.

“Several particularly memorable stories from the interviews so far include Jake Lambert accidentally outing someone’s affair live on sage, Suzy Bennett nearly beheading Noddy in front of shocked on lookers at Butlins and Scott Bennett being booked to support Englebert Humperdinck!

“We’re in touch with some huge name acts and are very excited as we move forward with the future of this podcast”

The Why Do I Do It? Podcast can be found on Spotfiy, iTunes, Google podcasts as well as the video interviews on YouTube.

You can listen and watch here Comedy club are back next month with their first indoor (socially distanced) show since lockdown.

Tickets for 11th September show are available from

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