User Stories - @Traineejohn

We take 5 mins out of our day to talk to @Traineejohn about his comedy inspirations and memories.


Tell us a bit about yourself.

Unless an eviction notice is served, I live in Doncaster. By day I'm an Educational consultant and trainer. By night I'm asleep.

What kind of comedy really tickles you and why?

Humour is traditionally based on a beginning, a middle and a wrong ending but I tend toward word play and more obscure links between material. It's how my mind works so I tend to seek it out in others.

Tell us about your comedy heroes.

Sean Lock

Sean Lock is fantastic. His comedy delivery is quite delicate and gentlemanly, whilst his mannerisms are uniquely wacky. Plus he's in his late 40s (well 52 so very late 40s) so it gives us middle aged mavericks hope! Archie Kelly for similar reasons. Rufus Hound seems to have very funny DNA so he makes me laugh.

What are your favourite comedy shows on TV?

QI, HIGNFY (reaches into Scrabble bag for more letters). I tend to listen to, and read, comedy more than watch it.

What are your earliest comedy memories?

Morecambe and Wise

Morecambe and Wise, Fawlty Towers, Dad's Army; anything that was on TV in the 70s and 80s.

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

No favourites for me. I enjoyed the early competition with @Wtebn as we pushed for the top 10. Got a bit of a soft spot for @zer0mike and the whole of the Howler team for building this.

Which of your Howler jokes are you most proud?

Not sure about proud but I liked this one: "To win Wimbledon, Andy Murray should Says the new BBC tennis correspondent, Yoda". Beat a Yoda joke you can't.


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

Would love to do a gig at some point. I'm just about to go freelance in my work so the maverick will arise in me again. #TopPun

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