Joel Dommett’s going to make you laugh at the Wedge

Joel Dommett comes to the Wedgewood Rooms next week.
Joel Dommett comes to the Wedgewood Rooms next week.
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He’s been a stand up comedian for six years and, in that time, Joel Dommett has been the face of MTV in 2012, presenting their daily news bulletins.

He also worked on Channel 4’s Live in Chelsea, Channel 5’show to Survive a Disaster Movie and BBC3’s Impractical Jokers.

And he has performed stand up on Russell Howard’s Good News on BBC3, as well as acting in Popatron on BBC2 and Skins on E4.

When did you first realise you were funny?

When I was 11, my friend Vince Macleod and I used to dance and sing Michael Jackson songs to my family when they sat on the sofa.

I still don’t understand what was funny about it. I was being fully serious.

To this day, if I feel a gig is going badly, I’m tempted to bring out Dirty Diana and grab my crotch.

What would you be if you weren’t a comedian?

I would probably still be a landscape gardener.

My mum designs gardens and I used to help.

People don’t think it to look at me, but I can lay a good slab.

Name three things that make you laugh.

The other day I was sat in a dressing room by myself eating and dropped a pea on the floor then said ‘ooh I just peed on the floor’.

I laughed to myself then instantly realised how odd I am alone.

Thinking about the fact that before 1980 nobody thought to put wheels on a suitcase.

Anything with Mel Gibson in it because of what we now know about him.

Tell us a joke.

Why are people who like dance music so persistent?

They don’t techno for an answer.

Who’s your biggest hero?

Tommy Tiernan. He is just incredible at stand up. Every time I see him he inspires me to be better and he is just a lovely, lovely man. Fact.

Joel Dommet appears in stand up at the Wedge Comedy Club at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea next Friday, April 12.

Appearing alongside him are Adam Bloom, Portsmouth comic Suzi Ruffell and compére Dinga.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Food is served until 8.45pm and there is a disco from 11pm until 2.30am.

Tickets cost £8 from (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk or on the door.