Who knew….

My latest venture to arrest the career oblivion visited on me by lockdown is to create an audio version of my book, Eclipsed. The story of how my eldest son out-gunned my best efforts in show-business before his teenage years. He is Tom Holland, the actor best known nowadays as the latest incarnation of Spider-Man….

For the love of art…

This is a post about people we admire. A post I have been looking forward to writing all year.    And timely, too – six months on from my first post of the year – writing about The Lunch Bowl Network in Kenya. Arguably my most important post and well worth a read – even…

Stand up and be counted…

Stand-up comedy is often used as a route to more glamorous realms. Most talk show hosts in the US and some in the UK are or have been stand ups. Many actors too and even movie stars herald from stand-up. Michael Keaton. Eddie Murphy. Woody Allen. Tim Allen. Steve Martin. John Candy. Kevin Hart… But…

Wow, this internet thing…

A rare thing when anything technology wise works for me but I have news to share, aside from new Instagram stories and two successful vlodcasts on youtube with more planned… Although my website www.dominicholland.co.uk is ‘terrible’ according to any number of people who tell me so on-line and it needs a complete overhaul… which is…

At the funny coal face…

The way that live comedy has developed – gigs are on-line nowadays for comics to fight over in public – putting their name down and hoping – and often for gigs which pay less than they did 20 years ago… My favourite alert of late was – “Ipswich – on-stage 8.50. 20 minutes. £80. Ideally,…

The Red Light (district)

Dinner last evening with one of my oldest comedy mates. Not a funny man like me? This sounds terribly arrogant and also rude? But what I mean is, he is not a comedian. He is a sound man and in more ways than one. As well as a sound engineer, Graham is in charge of…

Not my favourite film…

Having been away for three weeks and not gigged for a month, my first gigs back were this weekend at The Comedy Store – which is a little foreboding and might garner some sympathy – albeit this might evaporate when I reveal that our weeks away included Namibia and Hawaii. The Comedy Store is the…

In Store Now…

Anyone setting out in show-biz will dream of seeing their name in lights. On Broadway, the West-End, a billboard… The Comedy Store in London doesn’t have a thrilling Front of House… But for comics, it remains the club to play and the benchmark we set ourselves with the five show weekend including two late shows….