My weekend: Tom Goble

Tom Goble
Tom Goble
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Tom Goble is 25, from Southsea and one-third of comedy sketch troupe Bad Bread who appear at the Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham tonight from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £8.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

I went to Venice last weekend – but didn’t realise until the morning of the flight when I woke up at home in London (where I now live) that my passport was at my parents’ house in Portsmouth. Cue frantic travelling around the south coast of England and arrival back at Gatwick 40 minutes before my flight. Panic? What panic? Oh, and Venice was very nice too!

What was the last gig/concert/comedy show you went to?

Embarrassingly, the last music I saw was last year’s Bestival. I don’t really get much opportunity to see much music. Comedy-wise, I saw Susan Calman quite recently. She was absolutely brilliant. Very short and very funny.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

I saw Hamlet at the RSC in Stratford a few weeks ago. I was really looking forward to seeing Greg Hicks in it, as he’s amazing. Somewhat inconveniently (for me) his wife/girlfriend/live-in lover had gone into labour on the same day and so we had an understudy who was less good. Imagine expecting to see the Rolling Stones and finding out One Direction were replacing them instead... not pleased!

The last book you read?

I’m reading a detective novel at the moment that was recommended to me, and it is very funny. It’s called Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen and it’s great,.The only problem is it has a bright pink cover with a suggestively positioned banana on the front, which attracts some peculiar looks on the tube.

The last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

I watched The Hangover Part III and haven’t been more disappointed in a long time. Well, not since I found out Rolf Harris had been implicated in Operation Yew Tree. It just wasn’t funny. After about 40 minutes, I found myself checking my watch to see how long was left.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

I like to play football. Whenever I’m back in Portsmouth, we try to fit in a sesh. It’s obviously made all the more interesting recently as my friends and I suddenly have a very real chance of making the Portsmouth first team. I’m a big Pompey fan, and a lot of the family are season ticket holders, and now shareholders, so I’ll try and go to Fratton Park whenever I’m home. I’m very optimistic about next season. PUP!

Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?

Les Dennis. I think he could do with the company.

Where do you shop?

I always do my Christmas shopping in Commercial Road, with the hilarious fake German market (pictured above). Last Christmas, I practiced some long-forgotten GCSE German and asked the young fräulein for a bratwurst... she stared at me blankly.

Turns out she was from Leigh Park.