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Heckler For Hire

In late 2004 I started using a small dictaphone to record my stand-up routine. To monitor where laughs were coming in my material. Ok, not laughs. Strained muffled pitiful groans. One evening I performed a spot at The Comedy Hovel. Later…

The Judas Journal

An approximate translation of an extract from Judas Iscariot’s recently unearthed journal. Am approached by a Roman centurion in a crowded bazaar. He asks me would I be willing to betray Jesus. It would be worth my while. He winks. I make…

The Sad Tale Of A Comedy Junkie

It is 1996. I am a young Irish stand-up comedian. The stage is not my home. It is more like a youth hostel in Wiesbaden. I never storm during my act - just lightly rain shower. I have started referring to laughs as Godot. Most evenings when…

Joseph – Diary Of A Carpenter

In the archaeological discovery of the year, Joseph the Carpenter’s diaries have recently been unearthed. Here we examine his account of that very first Christmas and find a written testimony that at times gives us a surprising insight into…

Short Fiction | Eulogy

“My poor boy, taken away so young…” came Mordecai’s sobs as we exited the Church, passing by a dozen wreaths bearing the name “Rollison” and making our way to the car. The tears weren’t unexpected, salty as they were, as the Priest had…