John Dredge
John Dredge is a comedy writer and performer who both writes and performs comedy. His acclaimed comedy podcasts can be heard here

John has also written and performed on Absolute Radio, Channel Four Online and Resonance FM and was part of the ‘Dregs’ sell-out Edinburgh show. His comedy channel, which includes skits, characters and general weirdness, can be found here

Entries by John Dredge

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make an Online Comedy Sketch Show

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2015 | (10:33)

"John, how did you make your online comedy sketch show?" is a question I have never been asked, but I thought I'd write an article on the subject as I feel it's only a matter of time. Of course, it's by no means easy. Shows of this sort cost literally...

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Lost Enyd Blighton (not Enid Blyton) Book Rediscovered

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2015 | (14:00)

A book that was previously thought to be lost by Enyd Blighton (not Enid Blyton) has recently been rediscovered, thanks to its recent rediscovery. A spokesman for the estate of Enyd Blighton (not Enid Blyton) said 'We are very grateful that it was lost. Otherwise it would never have been...

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Dear Dredge - The UK's Foremost Untrained Agony Uncle Attempts to Help You With Your Problems

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2015 | (01:00)

Dear Dredge,

Both my father and my mother have been banjo players since before the war, along with all of my cousins and ancestors. Sadly I am unable to play the instrument despite having had 3,5050461 lessons, and instead I have had to make do with the ukulele. My parents...

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The Adventures of Basil The Cylinder

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2015 | (18:29)

Once upon a time in the not particularly magical land of Completely-Weird-on-Sea, Basil the Cylinder was sitting around doing nothing.

'Oh dear,' he thought, 'this won't make for a very interesting story.'

And so he decided to pay a visit to his old friend Harold the Hexagon...

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Britain's Most Outspoken Hotel Critic Speaks Out

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2015 | (11:45)

Peter Pilbeam's Hotel Reviews

The Clifftop Hotel, Yarmouth.

On entering the lobby, I noticed that the carpet was an unnerving shade of blue, which in my mind conjured up a very disturbing image of a giant blue gorilla. I asked the manager if the carpet could be dyed...

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Is This The World's Silliest Podcast?

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2015 | (11:58)

This week sees the return of my comedy podcast series The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show to the British Comedy Guide website. Nobody associated with the show was available for an interview so I decided to talk to myself.

John: Tell me about your podcast.

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9.2 Interesting Facts About Easter

(0) Comments | Posted 1 April 2015 | (07:23)

Here are some interesting facts about Easter that you may or may not know or know (or not know).

1. Easter was Wester until it was relocated.

2. The first chocolate egg was actually made of mince. Similarly, the first mince pie was made of chocolate.

3. Ex-celebrity Esther...

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9.4 Top Tips For Conducting An Exceptional TV Interview

(0) Comments | Posted 24 March 2015 | (15:04)

1. Make sure you ask questions of some sort, or the result may be both embarrassing, awkward, and silent.

2. A priority should be to get answers that are meaningful from the person you're interviewing. This can be difficult if it's Sir Ben Kingsley.

3. A good...

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6.2 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break

(0) Comments | Posted 15 March 2015 | (14:35)

1. Have lunch. We all need to eat now and again, as recent studies have shown. Experts recommend edible foodstuffs, as opposed to paving stones, or bits of bark off the nearest tree, however convenient this may first appear.

2. Be strategic about when you take your lunch hour. For...

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Seven Top Dating Tips For Men

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2015 | (00:00)

Many men have problems asking women out, whether it be due to nervousness, lack of self-esteem, or the fact that they live in the middle of the Sahara Desert. If you are one of these poor unfortunates, my 7 Top Ten Dating Tips may prove beneficial. Do let me know...

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Seven Top Ten Job Interview Tips

(1) Comments | Posted 9 January 2015 | (00:00)

It's that time of year when many of us are thinking of looking for a new job, otherwise known as 'every day'. Here are seven top 10 tips to help you with that all-important so-called 'job interview.'

1. Find out where the interview is due to take place. If you...

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A Tribute to Silent Films of the Past and the Things That Happened That Were to Do With Them

(0) Comments | Posted 15 April 2014 | (01:00)

I have always been interested in silent films, particularly those with no sound. The silence in these films has had a profound influence on our society, not only on how libraries are run, but also on the invention of the Quiet Zone, found on some of our most popular train...

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An Exclusive Interview With Rock Legend Rex Twix, as Nobody Else Wanted to Interview Him

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2013 | (22:00)

A fortnight ago last Thursday week or thereabouts, I spoke to rock icon Rex Twix about his new album 'Pinkety Ponkety,' and why it was so awful.

Rex, why it was so awful?
You what?

Can you tell me about the lyrics - you've said before that you have...

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