Caversham comic is ready to spill his mindBy Phil Creighton
April 08, 2010
Big Jack's Laughter Club is back for its monthly dose of mirth and mayhem tomorrow and the one of the acts on the bill doesn’t have far to travel for the gig.
Upcoming comic Dyson, 32, is from Caversham and will join Chris MacCausland, Matt Richardson and Big Jack Lyn on the stage of Afrobar, off Merchants Place.
“I’ve been doing comedy for about a year,” he says, describing his comedy as 'a bit of a rant against Richard Littlejohn'. “It’s a mix of a strange filter of what I’ve read in the news and whatever comes to mind.
“I enjoy spilling my mind out and talking to people.”
He’s also looking forward to any would-be hecklers.
“If people want to shout at me, it’s up to them really,” he says adding, “I get a buzz out of performing.”
This isn’t his first gig at Big Jack’s, which likes to encourage up-and-coming comics with a set on the bill.
“I’ve played there once before,” Dyson, pictured right, explains. “It was one of my first gigs last year.”
Since then, he’s played in Edinburgh and “dingy pubs in London”.
He cites his influences as eclectic and varied, including Bill Hicks, “whatever I’ve read” and Russ Abbott.
Dyson is also half of a double act, Dyson & Balfour. The duo plan to go to Edinburgh in the summer.
Why should you come and see Dyson at Big Jack’s tomorrow? “It’s better than staying in and watching Come Dine With Me,” he quips.
Chris MacCausland will be familiar to any parent who has watched Me Too! on Cbeebies – he plays Rudi. He is also the only professional comedian in the UK who is blind.
Matt Richardson won the Bristol heat of the 2010 Chortle student awards and hails from nearby Didcot.
The show starts at 8.30pm, entry costs £5 and you can find out more about the night by logging on to bigjackslaughterclub.com or calling Big Jack on 07770 370221.
Find out more about Dyson & Balfour at their website, www.dysonandbalfour.co.uk.