Nine Truths and One Lie about Craig Beadle

  1. I’ve interviewed many big name comedy stars, including Alan Davies and the team behind Horrible Histories and Yonderland – TRUE! You can see these interviews, along with many others I’ve written, over on the British Comedy Guide
  2. I wrote for the show which won Best Radio Comedy in Europe at the Rose d’Or Awards 2015 – TRUE! I wrote for Newsjack the year it won the prestigious Rose d’Or.
  3. I’ve organised a sold-out West-End comedy show with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Stewart Lee, Miles Jupp and Jo Brand – TRUE! I founded the Dry Humour comedy night with some incredible shows (here’s a nice shout-out from the Evening Standard)
  4. I won the Judges’ Award as UK’s Funniest Blogger 2015 (and came third in the public vote) held by the Dog’s Doodahs. TRUE! All for my blog Ivory Soapbox (read more about it here.)
  5. I was once the number one story on Heat World, Reveal and other magazines after convincing one of the biggest bands in the UK to help me with a favour – True! Supergroup McBusted helped me propose to my superfan girlfriend and we were the top story (until Andy Murray got engaged a few hours later).
  6. I’ve performed stand-up comedy to a crowd of over 250 people – TRUE – I took part in a charity challenge and was trained by Logan Murray before performing. You can read my diary of how it went here.
  7. I once spent an afternoon in the pub with my hero just by sending him an email to ask – TRUE – Danny Wallace is my hero, so I asked if he’d like to meet up and discuss my favourite book by him, Yes Man. And he said, well… you get it. Read about our chat here.
  8. I have travelled to every continent except Antarctica – LIE – What? I’ve been busy!
  9. I’m a prize-winning short story teller – True! You can see my most recent success over on Writing Magazine.
  10. My first ever writing credit was for Time Out’s London Comedy Section, which I submitted to mostly on a dare – TRUE – A friend challenged me to submit something. I did. They liked it. It gave me the confidence to try and do more. And the rest, as they say is history.