Tag Archives: comedy

Footballers lockdown Chris Tavner

Politicians must be delighted.  They are increasingly facing a backlash as they endure questions about the lack of PPE and testing to combat the Coronavirus crisis.

But now they have an enemy they can use to distract away from their own shortcomings – footballers.

For the most part, this crisis has shown within society our resilience and sense of community at its best.  We look out for each other, setting up community action groups.  Offering to get shopping and vital supplies for older and vulnerable neighbours. Continue reading

Chris Tavner sleep
During the upheaval of this lockdown, many people are struggling to maintain good and healthy routines, and sleep is an essential part of that.

It does seem kind of crazy that sleep should be a difficult thing to do.  Afterall, it is the very definition of ‘doing nothing’. How can doing nothing be difficult? Continue reading

Chris Tavner ComedySportz

As I write this, we are a week or so in to social distancing due to the Corona virus.  Comedian’s like myself have been hit hard due to bars, theatres, etc being shut down.  As such, our normal income has been cut entirely.

Being, by definition, entrepreneurial, many comics and promoters have come up with other ways to generate income from their own home, usually by putting content out online and asking for donations.  This has created for me yet another way for my stupid brain to generate anxiety. Continue reading

diary Chris Tavner

I’ve decided to experiment with a more traditional diary type of blog.

Along with other longer form posts, I will use this diary to review the previous week, taking in to account key experiences along with what I have been reading, watching, and what things have caught my interest in the news.

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Chris Tavner Dorset stag

Last weekend I traveled down south with my fiance for our Dorset stag and hen do’s.

I was born and brought up in Poole, Dorset.  I moved up to the Manchester area to go to Salford University in 2001, and have lived up here ever since.

When you consider the beauty of the place, I often get asked why I haven’t moved back home.  It’s not quite the idyllic land of farmers and yacht owning millionaires everyone thinks it is. Continue reading

In the last few years I have been particularly conscious of improving my personal productivity.  That sounds very clinical, but as a self-employed writer and comedian, that means looking at my methods of working. How to make them better. Continue reading