248: Comedy, kids' books and a quiz with Alasdair Beckett-King
Our guest for this episode is the hilarious comedian Alasdair Beckett-King. He tells us why he decided to write a children's murder mystery book, even though he has no kids and has never killed anyone.
We talk about how Alasdair went from doing shit gigs in terrible pubs with us to starring on Mock the Week. He explains how a failure at film school kicked off his comedy career, and why he believes a bad first gig is better than a good one.
Helen excels herself with the running order for this episode, managing to spell our guest's name wrong, reveal a weird fixation with his age, and insult his appearance. Alasdair tells us what it's like to be a person of hair colour, and we unfairly test his knowledge of parenting with a stupid quiz.
ABK's brilliant book, Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum, is out on 2 February. Word count update: 34,892. Follow him on Twitter for supremely funny videos @MisterABK, listen to the Loremen podcast, and buy tickets to his tour via abeckettking.com.
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