Unsurprisingly born and raised in Leeds, Gary From Leeds is currently holed up in London. He’s a trained journalist and failed stand-up comedian. He is performing his second solo hour at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/garibaldi His debut collection of poetry, Your Attempt to Enjoy These Poems is Considered Unsatisfactory, is out now on Listen Softly London Press. http://listensoftlylondon.bigcartel.com/product/your-attempt-to-enjoy-these-poems-is-considered-unsatisfactory He performed his debut solo show Yeti at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. He felt it went pretty well, and others seemed to agree: BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Show pick of the week. Recommended by The List. Free Fringe Spoken Word Awards top 5 show. "Truly funny, imaginative and well-delivered material…The blurring between storyteller-style stand-up and comic (but never crass) poetry is hugely entertaining, and for me was an entirely new, very welcome subset of spoken word." - Poetry Monthly "A charmingly quirky and intimate performance." - National Theatre Wales blog "A fun, absurdist piece of spoken-word, Yeti delivers a humorous exposé on life as an antisocial mythological being." - Fringebiscuit "Fuck Edinburgh pretensions - The Beard just rubbed up against the original yeti, Gary From Leeds." - Bearded Magazine There are some Youtube clips and that down there.
No opening My key is called Allen And frankly it Suits him If my key Wore a name Tag it would Say ALLEN In capitalised Arial size 36 Bold And underneath KEY In slightly Smaller font Allen is a Pragmatic key Functional And there’s nowt Wrong with that Unfortunately Allen sees himself More as A flair player A Pierre, Juan-Pablo Or even Alain But for all His attempts At avant-garde Twisting and turning It’s still Reliable, predictable Gets the job Done Alas, Allen For all his talents Has yet to come To terms with The utter cruelty Of the Universe ....................... Old Conservative’s final Haiku When M&S Foods Accept need for value range Aspiration dies ...................... Do as Diouf If we could just be a bit more like El-Hadji Diouf Life would be easier for all No more passive-aggressive Email chains That could equally imply Desire or disgust No more sharpening Subtle knives for Later use Let us learn from The reviled man of The beautiful game A Senegalese Sun Tzu, if you will Zealously face the critics Revel in the role Of the Captain Hook Of the Panto Leave the haters in No doubt: Spit in their face. MORALETRY: with Richard Purnell (Prod. Turtle Canyon Comedy)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPd7CoZwGeQ
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