60 second stand up: Tom Stade

Reader's Digest Editors 15 January 2018

We chatted to rock ‘n’ roll Canadian comic, Tom Stade

What’s your favourite of your own jokes?

So I went to China. They have a Great Wall there, or they think it’s great. There’s a wall by my place where I can smoke joints and the cops can’t see it from the road. Now that’s a great wall.


What’s the best part of your current tour?

The audience interaction that I’ve created. I feel like the audience has a say in where the show goes. I’m a good writer but I was asking myself, Am I a real comedian? Can I make stuff up on the spot? That was the goal for this show, to see if I could do it.


What’s your most memorable heckle experience?

I asked a guy’s name at a show in Aberdeen and he got so upset. He said, “I’ve been coming to this show for six years and you don’t even know my name.” He got up to order a beer and from the stage I said, “You might as well get me one too, No Name.” Everybody was laughing their heads off.


What’s your best one-liner?

I like Jesus, but he loves me, so it’s kind of awkward.


Who inspires your comedy?

My family. On stage I’m all of my family put into one. All they used to do was laugh.


If you could be a fly on the wall, whose wall would you be on

Kim Jung Un. I love a good dictator.


If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Probably immortality…

For upcoming appearances and tour dates, visit tomstade.co.uk