Attitude - Wanna make something of it?
So you want to be a stand-up comedian?
No seriously. There really are people - mad as stoats, of course - who dream of getting up on a small stage and braving the slings and arrows of outrageous heckling and all for a pittance. I don't know why they want to do it - but Tony Allen does. Allen, who has spent twenty five years as a comic, showman and performance artist probably knows all there is to know about this precarious profession and the fruits of his experience are now there to be plucked by aspiring comedians, performers - and anyone in fact who needs to know-how to handle an audience.
As well as revealing the secrets of the good stand-up comedian "Attitude' covers stand-ups history and that of alternative comedy. Entertaining, informative and comprehensive, 'Attitude is set to become a prerequisite of aspiring clowns everywhere.
Feista Vol 36 Issue 12 December 2002