Five minutes with...Simon Bligh

Simon Bligh is at Rawhide at the Kings Theatre
Simon Bligh is at Rawhide at the Kings Theatre
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Rawhide Comedy Club returns to the Kings Theatre in Southsea next Sunday, this time welcoming comedians Hal Cruttenden, The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue and Mark Maier to perform in stand-up.

Compering will be Simon Bligh, former Time Out Comedian of the Year and Perrier nominee.

We caught up with him to find out more.

When did you first realise you were funny?

I was about 17 and couldn’t stop talking and telling jokes. I would not shut up and was, most likely, very annoying! I’d go to the pub and love laughing with my friends.

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

An SAS Major. I can’t tell you why. 

Name three things that make you laugh.

Children falling over – that’s self-evidently funny.

Richard Pryor’s Live In Concert DVD – he’s the best stand-up ever.

Laurel and Hardy – they are timelessly funny.

What’s your favourite one-liner?

‘My biggest regret is that I am not someone else’ – Woody Allen.

Who’s your biggest hero?

Bruce Lee because he is the King of Kung Fu.

Tickets to Rawhide on Sunday, February 19, from 7.30pm cost £10 from (023) 9282 8282.