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60 second stand-up: Dom Joly


1st Jan 2015 Life

60 second stand-up: Dom Joly

We spent 60 laugh-filled seconds with the cheeky Dom Joly, the hilarious star of Trigger Happy TV

What's your favourite of your own jokes?

We once travelled all the way to Newfoundland, Canada, to smash a pair cymbals behind a man’s head. A lot of effort to do something pointless is very funny to me.


Have you found any parts of the country to be funnier than others?

No. I could be sold-out one night, with people howling with laughter—and then on the next night, five miles down the road, there’d be just seven people throwing things at me.


What's your most memorable heckle exprience?

A guy stood up and said, “Oi! Dom Joly! What are you going to do about my cat?” I’d never met him before.


Any funny tales about a time you bombed on stage?

Oh yes. For every one thing that works on Trigger Happy TV, 40 things don’t.


What's your favourite one-liner?

“My egg must be boiled.” I pretended to be a Dutch tourist and repeatedly said this to a black-cab driver.


Who's your comedy inspiration?

Paul Kaye, as the character Dennis Pennis. He once said to Demi Moore, “If the script called for it, and the money was right, would you consider keeping your clothes on in one film?”


If you were a fly on a wall, whose wall would you be on?

I’d like to be a fly on the wall of Donald Trump’s home for the day. I’d be a male fly, though, otherwise he’d try and touch my fly lady parts.



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