After the frankly unprecedented success of my previous TRUTH EXPLOSION NORTH and after numerous high powered business meetings with Pandamonium Productions, we have decided to do 3 more TRUTH EXPLOSION NORTH(S). Keep your eyes peeled for some sexy line-ups featuring the best and most thought=provoking comedians, not just from the local comedy scene, but also from the national comedy scene! Possibly even including people who’ve been on the telly, as well as future Perrier award winners!
Also, please note that the Jeff Lanterns Truth Exposion Model Alfa Romea 2600 Sprint (1962) is no longer available for purchase. I have asked the lucky lady who took it to send me a photograph of her enjoying said vehicle, which I look forwards to recieving in earnest.
I believe the event was filmed, so am hoping to be able to upload some video soon. Some more photos below:
‘Lifes too short’ not to be photographed with the stars of ‘Lifes too Short’ the quizzicle Eric Lampaert who was KEYNOTE SPEAKER and whose thought provoking set will make anybody who heard it not quite look at money in the the same way ever again. Along with fellow True Fist! Gareth Morinan who kindly let me use his laptop and projector, which gave my TRUTH EXPLOSIONS an uncharacteristic veneer of professionality.
Jeff Lantern with Nish Kumar and Ben Target, the brains, and the brawn behind PLEBtalks, along with a bloke called Dan.
Also present (though sadly unphotographed) were Matthew Highton and Paul Sweeney.
Get your tickets now for the next PLEBtalks which I believe will held at the Wilderness Festival.
Jeff Lantern is very pleased to announce that he has been invited to be an official Quick Thinker at
This should be a fun event with numerous special guest acts including former Comedy Lake alumni Matthew Highton and maverick flash animator Gareth Morinan who has kindly agreed to lend Jeff his laptop and projector!
And it’s in Leeds!
Jeff Lantern is proud to annouce his new comedy night (in asociation with Pandamonium Productions) TRUTH EXPLOSION NORTH.
At this new monthly night, Jeff Lantern will present the cream of the local comedy scene including Ian Todd, Lee Ridley. Liberty Hodes, Katie Yossarian and Jeff Lantern.
As well as Edinburgh previews by awesome up and coming national acts possibly including Adam Larter, Gareth Morinan, and maybe even a special homecoming gig/Edinburgh preview for Geordie ex pat Holly Burn!
The first ever TRUTH EXPLOSION NORTH will be held this Sunday at Stepneys Bar in Newcastle upon Tyne featuring;
MC Rory McAlpine
and DJ JEFF LANTERN
Who will only be playing records by with the Flaming Lips, all night long.
This night will also be the first time that Jeff has ever used his 35mm slide carousel projector. At least in a live environment.
What Jeff chooses to use his slide projector for in the privacy of his own home is Jeffs business alone and we should respect that.
Please note, Jeff will also be launching his new religion, a new relidion for a new age in which anybody of any denomination can choose to follow (except Scientologists).
Also if anybody knows of any venues in London suitable for a monthly TRUTH EXPOSION SOUTH please get in touch.
Also don’t forget to bring some cash for
Jeffs Stall He has recently added a delightful
Whether this ambiguity was established by whoever funded Alfred Hitchcocks movie ‘Psycho’ is a matter of conjecture..
Further information about Psychopaths, (or Bonkhopaths) can be found in Jon Ronsons awesome book The Psychopath Test.
I had a nice night at Rib Ticklers comedy night last in Hartlepool and also finally had the opportunity to watch Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy, one of the most exciting and original acts I’ve seen for years!
Being a maverick, I immediately took him to a nearby car park and used the full beam on my car headlights to take this photograph with him.
I’m looking forwards to sharing the stage with him soon.
More details about Lee here
I am going to London now to explode live truth, I will insert hyperlinks on my return.
Recently, maverick comedian David Trent logged onto Facebook and wrote;
‘I thought I’d come on here and cheer myself up with some of those photos of what my mum thinks I do, what my dad thinks I do, what my boss thinks I do, what my friends think I do, what my colleagues think I do, what I actually do, but now find myself bereft. RIP WHAT MY MUM THINKS I DO, WHAT MY DAD THINKS I DO, WHAT MY BOSS THINKS I DO, WHAT MY FRIENDS THINK I DO, WHAT MY COLLEAGUES THINK I DO, WHAT I ACTUALLY DO. You made me happy when the sky was grey.’
This inspired my agent Alistair Greaves to make this version of popular meme, specifically for David;
Which David then enjoyed, writing ‘Thank you Alistair. This really was a wonderful surprise as it was one of those photos of what my mum thinks I do, what my dad thinks I do, what my boss thinks I do, what my friends think I do, what my colleagues think I do, what I actually… do, but it was about the best man in the world, me, so it made me happy because it a photo of what my mum thinks I do, what my dad thinks I do, what my boss thinks I do, what my friends think I do, what my colleagues think I do, what I actually do, but it was also about me, David Trent, so that was great.’
At which point Mark Restuccia showed up writing ‘Hi guys. What’s going on here then?’
Unsure if Mark was familiar with the concept of ‘Memetics’, Alistair wrote this reply;
Do you know what a Meme is Mark Restuccia?
It’s a concept pioneered by Susan Greenfield (I think) and is basically a cultural equivalent of a ‘Gene’. For example, obviously Humans have needed our brains, which is why are Brai…n Genes have survived and replicated to the point where we now comprehend our location within the Universe to an atomic level, but none of us know why. However we don’t have tails any more as we didn’t need tails so the tail Gene died instead of replicating. Which is why we now have ‘Appendixes’ instead. Sometimes these appendixes can become inflamed and very painful and taken out. But thats not so bad as my understanding is that those who have their appendixes removed get Ice Cream afterwards.
Now I think about it I may have got appendixes mixed up with Teeth, with is another example of a Gene which has survived. Although ironically we don’t need our teeth to eat Ice Cream and if from now on, all our species ever ate was Ice Cream then we would probably evolve further without the need for Teeth as the Teeth Gene was no longer successful.
I hope this clarifies matters.
Please note Mark Restuccia is also available for Voice-Over work, and dating.
Firstly let me say that I am a huge fan of Daniel Kitson (who has recently shaved his head) who is perhaps the funniest man to walk the Earth right now, along with Tony Law. So when I heard he had adopted a new look by shaving off his his long hair and beard, naturally I had to investigate.
Now Kitson has a reputation within the industry for his insistence to take complete ownership of all aspects of his career including all his PA and Marketing, With the result that without paying anybody else for any PA, or Marketing he remains the hottest comedy property in town (Although not quite so hot since he has now shaved his head, unless maybe he wore a hat)
But he is also caught in the same bind Bill Hicks spoke about, as by discouraging photographers and suppressing images of his newly shaven head, he is ultimately generating more publicity in what he looks like with his newly shaven head. Which could inspire other comedians who try to attract the same demographic (but also equally hate concepts like demographics) to try to cash in in that interest by writing blog posts about Daniel Kitson that feature the words Daniel Kitsons Shaved Head in a cynical attempt to direct internet traffic to their own site. (did I mention I also have a stall? Only one True Fist Lion Egg Cup left! )
As ever, Daniels new show sounds awesome, if you would like to see it and live in Australia tickets can be got from Here
This is the Chortle review which alerted me to Daniel Kitsons shaved head.
And finally this is the Blog that inspired me to write a blog post about Daniel Kitsons shaved head. And yes, it does contain (appropriately not very clear) pictures of Daniel with his recently shorn top and bottom half of his face.
Thankyou to all who own the sites I am linking to, I am a new blogger and I don’t know what the ettiquette is regarding acknowledging you.