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Christmas interview with Arthur Smith

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Arthur Smith is something of a legend in the world of alternative comedy. And he’s the perfect fit for pop-up comedy venue Grotto at the HoHo Theatre where he performs as part of This Is Your Trial alongside Josie Long and Tim Fitzigham.


If you could design a Christmas jumper what would you have on it?

The rubaiyats of Omar Khayyam

What date do you put up the Christmas decorations in your house and how far do you go?

August 1st for one night, then in December when instructed and again the next day after they have all fallen down.

Christmas has been associated with a lot of classic comedy moments, from Morecambe and Wise to The Royle Family. What are your Christmas comedy memories?

That hilarious night I got arrested on Christmas Eve

What is the worst present you have received at Christmas?

Being waterboarded

What’s your suggestion for a Christmas cracker joke?

Why does noddy wear a bell on his hat? Because he’s a cunt.

Are you looking forward to performing in such a unique space as The Grotto of comedy?

It will be the highlight of my short life.

What’s the strangest location you’ve performed in previously?

Inside an igloo in the North of Sweden.

We will be raising lots of money for Shelter this year – An estimated 100,000 children thought to be homeless in the UK this Christmas. Discuss!

It is rubbish being homeless.

Arthur Smith performs in This Is Your Trial at Grotto at the HoHo Theatre on Thursday 17th December


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