Putting the comics in comic strip | New book based on stand-ups' war stories

Putting the comics in comic strip

New book based on stand-ups' war stories

Comedians’ stories of the ups and downs of life on the road have been turned into comic strips for a new book.

Irish stand-ups Christian Talbot and Robbie Bonham started making cartoons about the ‘joys and despair of being a comedian’ three years ago, posting them online and in Fringe Pig magazine at the Edinburgh Fringe. Now they are to be collected in a book called Comedians’ War Stories.

Incidents which will strike a chord with many a comic range from bombing on stage to traumatic car shares, weird audience members to MCs who can't remember the acts’ names.

Comics including Ed Gamble, Rachel Parris, Mick Ferry, Phil Wang, Paul Sinha and more volunteered stories, while Talbot and Bonham are also on the lookout for more.

They are currently crowdfunding to raise the £1,200 it will take to get the book published, with the aim of having it released by May.

(Right click the cartoons and open them in a new tab if the text on them is too small on this page)

• Comedians who have a war story to tell about bad gigs, car shares, dodgy promotors or Edinburgh Fringe disasters can submit up to 1,000 words to comedianscomic@gmail.com

Published: 28 Feb 2018

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