User Stories - @KidKrumpet

We talk to @KidKrumpet about his comedy heroes, favourite TV shows and much more.


Tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm 32, I have a wife and 2 kids and live in beautiful Hackney, London. I am a graphic designer and trying and logging new ales.

What kind of comedy really tickles you and why?

I really enjoy one liners. Often clever and silly at the same time they give you a false sense that they are easy to write. However I have realised they are a lot harding than they seem.

Tell us about your comedy heroes.

Lee Evans

Lee Evans was the first comedian that I really properly enjoyed. I remember getting his videos (yes, videos) for Christmas and watching them a lot. He is also the comedian I have seen live the most. At the moment the late Mitch Hedberg is a massive favourite of mine, a one liner guy with a one of a kind cadence.

Followed closely by 2 more one liner dudes, Milton Jones and Demetri Martin. Then obviously the likes of Louis C.K and Bill Burr. The american comic Joey Diaz is also an amazingly unique guy that started comedy late in life. Which gives me hope. Please check him out.

What are your favourite comedy shows on TV?

Fast Show

I honestly can't think of anything on TV at the moment. Growing up it was Harry Enfield and the Fast Show. The Inbetweeners was probably the last thing I really loved. I find podcasts to be the best place for comedy these days.

To list a few, The Angelos and Barry Show, Brendon Burns, WTF with Marc Maron, The Comedian's Comedian with Stuart Goldsmith, RHLSTP with Richard Herring, The Joe Rogan Experience and Deathsquad's Kill Tony. Not all strictly laugh out loud funny but all coming from a comic point of view.

What are your earliest comedy memories?

Mr Bean

Probably the likes of Mr.Bean, 2.4 Children, Bottom, Men Behaving Badly and more stuff of that ilk. The early 90's were amazing.

Who are your favourite Howler users? Why are they your favourite?

I would probably say TraineeJohn, JonathonLoizou and Whoelsebutalf. Often very clever one liners from an unexpected angle. Toongirl83 is also someone I like.

Which of your Howler jokes are you most proud?

With currently 260 jokes on Howler it would seem I've gone for quantity rather than quality.

However: • Sean Connery to star in a new Bond film: Dignitas: Licence to Kill Yourself. That was a recent favourite. The problem with having that many jokes on the site is I can't see all of the older stuff which rocketed me into the top 10. [We will work on this, pinky promise - MH]

Whats next? any gigs lined up or happy just playing with material?

I've had this feeling niggling at me for a good few years now that I should try stand up. Which I have decided to definitely do. However, I have 2 very young kids and there is no way the boss at home would let me swan out to open mics at the moment.

So the plan is to write lots, use Howler to get my mind working the right way and then, in probably a couple of years (yep, years) I will let the missus in on my dark secret. Then being realistic I would happily plod along doing gigs, hopefully slowly improving and progressing, treating it as a cool hobby.

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