Aid Thompsin
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Aid Thompsin is a stand-up comedian and owner/creator of The Panda Riot, a London-based, grunge-comedy organisation that focuses on splitting its revenue with acts and embracing observational, ranty stand-up in non-conventional venues in the capital.

Having been on the circuit for three years, Thompsin has won the We Are Funny Project "I Am Funny Award", beaten the gong at the Comedy Rocks Gong Show, been placed second at The Comedy Cafe's New Act Night - and is now focusing on running The Panda Riot;

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Gigs, Basements, Flyers, Online Releases... (Music? Pffff - No, It's the Life of an Open Mic Comedian)

(0) Comments | Posted 13 January 2016 | (00:00)

My name's Adrian. Or it was when I was born. But since 2011, I've gone by the stage-moniker 'Aid Thompsin', which was spawned from a desire to remain off-the-grid from my employers, should they ever find out I was attempting something as ridiculous as comedy. I guess the logic was...

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I'm 35 - Why Does Christmas Suck Now?

(4) Comments | Posted 18 December 2015 | (00:00)

It's that time of year again, people.

CHRISTMAS!

Whooo! It's time to let your hair down! A period of excitement, wine, forgetting your troubles, family...

And just like everybody else, I am also hugely excited about the prospect of getting wasted and ignoring my family....

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Am I A Grumpy Old Fart? Or Is Everything Sh*t Now?

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (14:05)

Is it just me, or is popular culture coming to a standstill? I feel like it might be. As a self-confessed muzo, film fan and sometime-comedian - a guy that enjoys performing arts in a variety of mediums - it's becoming increasingly obvious and harder to ignore that, whatever your...

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Pryor, Murphy, Carlin... Is It Possible to Have a Comedy Icon In The Modern Era?

(2) Comments | Posted 4 December 2014 | (12:55)

It's a weird time for comedy, isn't it? Scratch that. It's a weird time for popular culture in general. Many a time I've mused on the changing shape of "famous" in the 21st century and what that might mean for those that have to wear it. From the singers of...

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Is the Standard of US Stand-Up Higher?

(3) Comments | Posted 30 May 2014 | (01:00)

The other day, I was scanning down my Facebook feed and saw a status update from a highly-regarded circuit act. He suggested, from listening to various podcasts, that American comics didn't rate British ones too highly. Further down, were comments from London acts, some of whom had gone as far...

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