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Gosport comedian and double Guide Award-winner Sean Collins, of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow fame, has just recorded a new DVD.

Live in Brighton will be released soon, he promises.

Sean Collins

Sean Collins

He’s also been working on a TV pilot which sees himself, Craig Campbell, Ricky Grover and Andy Askins all conversing around a campfire in his garden .

Ahead of his show at the Wedge Comedy Club next week, JODIE JEYNES caught up with him to find our more.

When did you first realise you were funny?

Grade 9, when I started to get kicked out of class for making students laugh.

I also remember listening to comedy albums with my friends and I was the only one laughing.

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

A child psychiatric counsellor. That’s what I did before I got into comedy.

Tell us about three things that make you laugh.

My son Joel. He is five and very funny. Towers. It’s brilliant. Most of my close friends. They’re all funny.

Tell us a joke.

South West Trains. They’re the biggest joke ever.

Who’s your hero?

My father, who has battled cancer off and on for 12 years.

What was the last gig you went to?

I did a show at Milford-on-Sea community centre. It was wonderful. They brought me tea on stage during my set.

What was the last thing you saw at the cinema?

Epic 3D with my wife and son.

What’s your favourite TV programme?

What About Raymond. It’s a nice start to the morning and I did the Just For Laughs Gala (in Canada, where I’m from originally) with Brad Garrett, who is on the show.

· Sean Collins appears in stand-up at the Wedge Comedy Club at the Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea on Friday July 5. Also on the bill are Swedish comic Fredrik Andersson and an as yet unnamed special guest. Compére is local favourite Joe Wells.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Food is served until 8.45pm. The comedy runs from 8pm until 11pm. Then, there’s a disco until 2.30am. Tickets cost £8 from (023) 9286 3911, or on the door.