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Biography: Sam was raised by fundamentalist Quakers on a Survivalist ranch/houseboat in the bustling heart of London, UK.
He spent far too long trying to write serious things and getting frustrated when it ended up full of jokes.

New Comedy Short – “Truth”

Watch now on youtube

From Sam’s autobiography, “The Long, Hard, Difficult Road: Coping with Greatness”:

On His Upbringing:

The Quakers were harsh and strict imposing their doctrine on everyone in the compound with an iron fist. We were forced to believe in the One True Quaker God, unless we didn’t want to, or had other beliefs. No-one was allowed to leave unless they asked to or just walked out. Daily Prayer was mandatory unless you had something else you wanted to do. I remember one boy said he disagreed with the teachings of the Holy text (A huge, dusty tome with a simple message: “Hey, why don’t you try not being a prick for 5 seconds?”), he was dealt with swiftly and brutally: talking, listening, understanding and compromise…

…And the jumble sales. So many jumble sales.

On Comedy:

I’ve always thought of Comedy – with a capital “C” – as the truest form of Art. Nothing else captures the enduring human spirit like a joke about how dogs don’t like cats, or how black people are different from white people. Comedy teaches us about ourselves just as it teaches us about the world around us… Do I think of myself as an Genius and a Hero? That’s for you to decide, dear reader. But also, Yes.

So with all that in mind, prepare yourselves for some self-indulgent, but mercifully brief, Comedy Shorts.


Contrived & Insufferable

Guests are invited in for chat and improv with hosts, Sam Rae and Annie Harris.

017: Joshua Clayton, Alex Rudgalvis, Rocco Biancardi, Annie Harris | RIP The Olsens

Joshua, Alex and Rocco of "All Men Must Sing: A Parody of Ice & Fire" join Sam and Annie to talk ...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2019-04-15

016: Debbie Bridge, Annie Harris | She licked my teeth

Debbie Bridge and Blossom Yoda Bridge join Sam and Anne for calm episode of chat and improv with ...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2019-04-08

015: Jenny Haufek, Helen B., Ben Stephens, Annie Harris | Art Pranked!

Jenny, Helen and Ben of Tiny Dynamite join Annie and Sam for more chat and improv. Follow Tiny D...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2019-04-01

014: Chris Emerson, Ben Stephens, Tim Meredith, Annie Harris | Shut up, Churchill!

Chris, Ben and Tim join Sam and Annie for more chat and improv. Follow Tiny Dynamite: https://t...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2019-03-26

013: Annie Harris & Rebekka Turner | Manson's Muffins

Unofficial co-host Annie Harris and guest comedian Rebekka Turner join host, Sam Rae for another ...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2019-03-20

012: Katharine Steer & Simon Goodway | Living Room or Sitting Room?

Host Sam Rae is joined by Improvisers Katharine Steer and Simon Goodway for another round of upbe...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2019-03-04

011: Elena Kerrigan, Kathy Manson and Annie Harris | Are Serial Killers Hot?

TEA AND TOAST at the Brighton Fringe!: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/bla-bla-land-13448...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2019-02-11

010: Annie Harris | People Are Trash

Annie Harris joins host Sam Rae for another excellent episode of Contrived & Insufferable. Follo...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2019-02-04

009: John Cremer & Ben Tucker |

Maydays: https://www.themaydays.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/maydaysimprov/ Maydays Studio: ht...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2018-12-24

008: Jen Rowe & Simon Goodway | Christmas, I guess

Jen Rowe of the Maydays and Simon Goodway of Tea & Toast join host, Sam Rae for another episode o...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2018-12-10

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