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Yes! There is content here! Lots of it
NOTE: even though this link works and you can look at the page, you'll have to imagine its contents for the moment since I haven't actually finished it - but fear not, content is on the way...
NOTE: even though this link works and you can look at the page, you'll have to imagine its contents for the moment since I haven't actually finished it - but fear not, content is on the way...
Yes! There is content here! Lots of it
Though I've spent much of my life trying to escape its clutches, now I'm in my mid-forties and I no longer care about how cool I look, I have to admit my life has been dominated by comedy. I spent most of my childhood  and my teenage years wanting to make people laugh, and at university I even got the chance to try it. But after spending most of the nineties trying to avoid it, my lack of general happiness made me rethink it all.

And thank God I did. Within a year or so of creating Gary Le Strange, I'd won the 2003 Perrier Award for Best Newcomer, leading to fantastic experiences both as an actor and a composer, not to mention all the many wonderfully talented friends I've made and worked with. This section is both an autobiography and a virtual museum, and an admission that yes, I am a comedian after all, and have been all my life. But not necessarily always a good one.
LOST IN LONDON
Life Before Le Strange
1993-2002
GARY LE STRANGE
Success or failure?
2002-2007 (and beyond)
LIFE AFTER LE STRANGE
A much better world
2007-the present
Gary Le Strange - the man who stole my identity and forgot to give it back
HOME
OXFORD
Where I sealed my fate
1990-1993
"Avoid at all costs" - Emily Young, The Scotsman
Elton and Waen out on the town on a typical 90s evening
THE SITUATION
A cassette collaboration
1985-1997
You can really tell this guy really wants to spend his whole life telling jokes - it just oozes out of him
Me lying on the surprisingly clean paving stones of the Comedy Carpet in Blackpool, having found "my" name on it right next to that bloke from Dad's Army - God, my Gran would have been proud
Evening Standard, July 2004: Me, Gareth Tunley, Lucy Porter, Oriane Messina, Simon Woodroffe (the founder of Yo! Sushi??) & Simon Farnaby. In the Comedy Store. All at the same time. This is the sort of bizarre experience that made me realise comedy was the best industry you could possibly be in. As long as you can afford to pay the rent. Which isn't a certainty by any means
THE EARLY YEARS
Comedy by a Kid
1971-1985
Look at My Dad - my first ever comic poem. But is it actually funny or just bloody weird?