Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect?

Henry Maynard by Richard Grubby

Henry Maynard by Richard Grubby

My brand of comedy is absurd and whimsical with a little pathos and darkness thrown in for good measure. Audiences that come with an open mind and a liking for silliness will not be disappointed. There are moments of magic that offset the farce.

Which comedians have been your biggest influence?

I've never been one for stand-up comedy but I am a huge fan of physical and alternative comedy. Rik Mayall was a huge inspiration along with Rowan Atkinson.

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

Alpaca poo.

Please tell us about your best and worst moment on stage so far.

I once ran backwards over the plough whilst puppeteering the head of Topthorne in War Horse, however my best moment on stage so far has to have been performing as Henry in 'That Face' by Polly Stenham for the Royal Court West End.

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

I certainly get nervous before certain performances especially doing new material but I have been performing Tatterdemalion for a year or so now so it has become very comfortable.

Who are you looking forward to seeing as an audience member?

I'm looking forward to seeing 'The Establishment' and Helen Duff This year.

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Don't be a 'comedian'.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

I've never been heckled, clowns are the lowest status person in the room and heckling is about bringing the status of the performer down thereby increasing your own. Heckling a clown would be like kicking a puppy.

What is next for you?

We have a few plans to tour our shows and we are filming a music video with PlanB, I'd love to direct some Shakespeare, bringing Flabbergast Theatre's style to it.

Henry Maynard


Assembly George Square Theatre 19:30 (20:30) 3-28 Aug (Not 15 or 22)

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