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New Act of the Month: Peter Otway

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Peter Otway

Comedian Peter Otway first got on stage in Liverpool nineteen months ago; 150 gigs later, he is our new act of the month for November. Based in Manchester, Otway describes his style as ‘affable and conversational’, though to be honest he’s ‘never really quite sure’. Andrew Dipper went for a chat with the Beat the Frog World Series winner to find out a bit more…

How and why did you get into comedy? I started comedy in Liverpool. I was at university over there and fancied giving it a go. Liverpool audiences get a pretty bad rap on the comedy front – and to be fair, some of it is fairly deserved! Fortunately, though, there are also some lovely gigs in Liverpool, especially Rawhide Raw, where the MC Sam Avery is super supportive of brand new acts.

Where do you want to be in five years’ time? I guess I’d just like to be still enjoying comedy, whatever I’m doing.

If you could gig with one comedian who would it be? Probably Louis C.K.

Are you a Tweeter? #yes @PeterOtway.

Where can we see you next? November’s looking nice and busy. I’m doing a weekend for HahaComedyClubs on the 18th – 20th across the North West for their 1-year anniversary. It’s a great line-up, with Nick Helm headlining.

You can read our review of Peter Otway here.

  • Danny Jackson

    why haven’t you had Tony Jameson as your new act of the month yet? I have seen him a few times now and hes always done well.

    • Andrew Dipper

      Hi Danny. Tony’s been going quite some time now, therefore doesn’t qualify for our New Act of the Month feature.

  • Danny Jackson

    oh sorry, i thought he was new

  • splodge

    Nah, Tony Jameson has been going for yearsssss