Adam Bloom: ‘I like to get inside people’s heads’

Adam Bloom.
Adam Bloom.

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Adam Bloom, 42, from Surrey, has performed seven years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival as well as performing a sell-out tour of Britain.

He has written three series of The Problem with Adam Bloom for Radio 4 and appeared on TV panel shows Mock The Week and Nevermind The Buzzcocks.

He describes himself as the ‘comedian who has written for more comedians than any other comedian’.

When did you first realise you were funny?

Probably when I was about four years old.

I’d often say what I thought and was surprised that it cracked people up.

At nine, I remember thinking: ‘I’m going to be a comedian one day. No doubt.’

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

A primary school teacher.

I love communicating and getting ideas across.

I also adore children and their minds.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

I’d say my first sell-out, solo show in Edinburgh, 1996.

It was only a 72-seater venue, but the feeling of seeing 72 people walking in for the first time was electrifying.

It was also humbling as I couldn’t believe they’d chosen to come.

Reviews were everything back then and that was what had created this.

Tell us about three things that make you laugh.

Honesty, because it lets me inside someone’s head.

Imagination because it lets me inside someone’s head.

And dentistry because they wear clogs.

Who’s your biggest hero?

I don’t have one. I love Woody Allen, Emo Philips and Harry Hill though.

What have you got in the pipeline?

Nothing, but things always appear and that’s why I love this job.

Adam Bloom comes to the Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club on Friday (September 13). He’s joined by Luke Honnoraty and Vikki Stone from 8.15pm. Tickets: £12 from the tower reception or £13.75 from Doors : 7pm.