Twitter comedy: Rob Heeney



Rob Heeney is a comedian whose style has been described as  “a blend of bitterness, playfulness and cynicism wrapped up in a blanket of charm”.  He made his first live  TV appearance on Sky not long ago and they liked him so much, he’s been invited to appear again in July.  





Q: What is it about Twitcom that inspired you to get involved?

A: Tiernan Douieb asked me. There was no inspiration. I’ll perform anywhere. At home on my computer sounded a good place.

Q: How do you plan to adapt your material to suit the 140 character format?

A: Luckily my jokes conform to the standard 140 characters anyway, so I won’t have to shorten them to make them fi….

Q: How do you think Twitcom will work on the night?

A: It’ll be interesting. I guess we won’t be able to tell if they liked us or not until the #follow friday comes out.

Q: Do you think you will miss the input of a live audience?

A: I won’t miss the hecklers, because unless I follow them, I get to ignore them… Pretty much all hecklers are dicks.

Q: What’s your best and/or worst ever moment in stand-up?

A:  Worst was having to get a packed commuter train to a Swindon gig at 6pm on a Tuesday. I wanted to slash my wrists.  Best was making the front page of the Wrexham Evening Leader after offending the entire town via Youtube. They even sent me death threat emails … with very poor spelling I must add. Poor spelling makes the death threats sound more threatening.

Q: What are your favourite subjects, pet hates or things to avoid in comedy material?

 A: I don’t particularly avoid any subjects in comedy, although you try not to upset everyone.

 Q: Do you have any further words of wisdom on Twitcom?

 A:  Twitcom is a great idea and a fantastic opportunity to showcase our funny stories to thousands of people, thanks to Tiernan Douieb. 

 Q: It sounds like you’re looking forward to Twitcom, do you have any special material prepared yet?

 A: My set’s pretty much written. On the night I’ll be cutting and pasting – like I normally do at gigs.

 Q: Do you think Twitcom night will be a one-off or the first of many?

 A: I’m sure there will be many Twitcom nights. It’ll outlive Twitter itself if you ask me.


~ by A_A on May 27, 2009.

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