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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 host, Sam Rae.

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

007: Louis & Jack Heriz-Smith | Listen to this in October

Actual blood relations Louis and Jack Heriz-Smith join host, Sam Rae for another episode of Contr...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2018-11-26

006: Louis Heriz-Smith | Science and Learning

Louis Heriz-Smith joins me for another episode of your favourite podcast. Jam it into your brain.
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2018-10-10

005: Ben Tucker & Heather Urquhart | Screaming into the void

Heather's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Musicimprov The Concept: http://thenurserytheatre.com/the...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2018-09-25

004: Ben Tucker & Alex Morgan | Welcome to Samtopia

Scoops 20th July: https://www.facebook.com/events/570421553352743/ Tickets: https://www.brownpape...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2018-07-17

003: Simon Goodway & Ben Tucker | Keep The Crown On

Simon and Ben of "Simon and Ben Do Improv Together" join host Sam Rae for a lively round of impro...
Author: Sam Rae
Posted: 2018-06-19

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