Q&A: Jack Gleadow


Q) Where and when was your 1st ever gig? How'd it go?
A) It was above a pub in Hull owned by an ex member of The Beautiful South, I had a fun gig and instantly got the bug but I didn’t quite have the Perfect 10 yet.

Q) Who/what were your main influences when you first started out as a comedian?
A) Lee Evans, Lee Mack, Frank Skinner, Tim Vine all legends and so varied but ultimately naturally funny people also a huge fan of Morecambe and Wise

Q) What has been your biggest achievement to date?
A) I’ve been lucky enough to win several awards and perform in some fantastic venues but I don’t think anything quite beats doing a panel show with Dave Benson Phillips

Q) If you weren't a stand up comedian what would you be?
A) I’d probably be a student in the media industry aspiring to be a stand up

Q) What has been your favourite gig to date?
A) Always love performing at The Stand in Newcastle I would happily live there for ever.

Q) And your worst?
A) Every gig is a bad gig there’s always something that can be improved (there we go I think I’ve escaped actually answering that by saying something mildly profound ) *drops mic*

Q) Who is your favourite circuit comedian ATM? What new comedians should we watch out for?
A) *picks mic back up* I think Steve Harris is fantastic, Spencer Jones, Seymour Mace. There’s loads of brilliant new comedians but this articles not about them.

Q) Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A) Probably on a beach in Benidorm moaning about how I once did stand up, then leave to perform in a Jersey Boys Tribute Act.

Q) Do you have anything to promote?
I've got a weekly radio show and podcast starting in 2017 with my mate Joe on @jackjoeshow along with new youtube ventures keep updated on @gleadmesiter