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Harry Deansway

Man of letters for no numbers

Harry Deansway is a writer, director, performer, producer, promoter, venue owner and whatever else you want him to be for the right fee. Renaissance man. Impresario. Bit of a twat. Just some of the words he has used to describe himself in this bio. Harry has worked in the comedy industry for eight years and in that time has published and edited the UK’s longest running nationally distributed comedy magazine The Fix, been the comedy editor for the Guardian Guide, directed several sell out critically acclaimed shows and got himself into thousands of pounds worth of debt and fallen out with all his family members and friends in the process.

His most recent projects include setting up the online comedy site and full time comedy club Deansways. Empirical evidence and recent bank statements suggest he is wasting his time with the whole comedy thing. He doesn’t know why he has written this bio in the third person.

The First Great Web-Series?

I'm certainly not one of the best writers but I have written (and directed) a new web-series that launched today. Why should you watch it? One it's been made with a lot of love and commitment, everyone has given their time for free as they believe in the project so it would be great to repay that with some views.
09/11/2013 19:21 GMT

Open Letter To Russell Brand

<strong>Dear Russell</strong>, I am writing this letter to you following your recent interview to promote your tour on <em>Newsnight</em>.
04/11/2013 16:30 GMT

I Won 'Breaking Bad'

I watched the final episode at 9AM Monday morning on <a href="" target="_hplink">Netflix</a> making me if not the first person in the UK to watch it than at least the 2nd or 3rd
08/10/2013 00:05 BST

My Edinburgh in Facebook Status Updates

Wrong Way, my debut Edinburgh show, took place every day at 18:00 in a blow up igloo in the kids' zone of the Pleasance Courtyard. Here is how that played out for me.
30/08/2013 14:53 BST

Top Five Worst Comedians at the Fringe

It's getting so bad that last week I saw one comedian telling a reviewer in Brookes Bar that they should review a fellow comedian's fart. Worst of all, the reviewer was writing down what time it would be happening.
11/08/2013 23:08 BST

Stewart Lee Is the Biggest Threat to the Edinburgh Fringe

When he's not telling audiences how to attend the Fringe or saturating the TV schedules with his own shows, he's telling comedians how they should be comedians [2]. He has so many rules I just wish he'd write them all down because I'm losing track of what we are allowed to do and not do...
31/07/2013 14:22 BST

The Job Market

So two months ago I decided it's finally time I got a "real job" I've had a crack at show biz and it just hasn't worked out.
31/05/2013 17:01 BST

Yellow Card a Show About Football, Sort Of...

Yellow Card is an irreverent, anarchic take on the football magazine show featuring news, views, alcoholism and lewd comics all broadcast from the house of two of footballs biggest fans Dan and John Curtains.
05/02/2013 15:57 GMT


Any landlord who thinks a customer should be subjected to a roast potato curry whilst listening to a full Sterophonics album should be frog marched out of the hospitality industry and into a mental institution.
03/01/2013 14:35 GMT

Exit The Mainframe, Why I've Turned Off And Tuned Out Of Facebook

So last week I pulled a big lever that deactivated my personal Facebook account. I took the red pill and unplugged myself from the matrix. Sure I'm going to miss staring vacantly at my news feed eight hours a day as amusing pictures of cats and unamusing pictures of peoples babies hone into view.
01/11/2012 17:17 GMT

Brody: Portrait of a Stand-Up Comedian

All comedians are mad, it's a prerequisite for the job however no act quite wears it on their sleeve like Steven Brody Stevenson in the Zach Galifianakis produced Brody on HBO. A reality show with a difference Brody is an aspiring LA comedian who is loved by the great and the good of the LA comedy scene.
27/09/2012 13:20 BST

The BBC: The Real Threat To The Fringe

With audience numbers down and the increasing commercialization of the Fringe Harry Deasway reckons the last thing we need is a BBC funded Edinburgh venue.
16/08/2012 20:35 BST