Jay Cowle

Comedian, writer, lizard king

Jay Cowle is a stand up comedian and writer. Currently writing his third Edinburgh show in three years titled We The Chemicals.

It's about us all being just chemicals. It's also about drinking booze, cats, and rubber ducks. Jay is also working on his first short film entitled Rebuild Me in collaboration with Turtle Canyon Comedy.

He founded the alternative comedy club The Ideas Factory. Follow him on Twitter @JayCowle.
Awaiting Destiny (The Story of a PS4

Awaiting Destiny (The Story of a PS4 Owner)

It was in a whirlwind of optimism that I pre-ordered my PS4... Unpacking the sleek black box my touch outlined the embossed PS4 logo. I slid off its thin protective bag and placed it on the shelf it would call home... in reality all it had that was 'next gen' was 'great Wi-Fi'.
25/08/2014 14:48 BST
Why I'm a Gaming

Why I'm a Gaming Hipster

Hipsters know what's 'hip', 'trendy', 'radical' (they'd avoid that word). How they do this depends on your level of skepticism towards the hipster. They are either attuned to the cosmic waves of human awareness, surfers of the collective consciousness, simultaneously drawn to the same games at the same time, or they read the same websites.
15/04/2014 12:23 BST
Gaming In The Interim: GTA5, Dota 2, & Plants Vs Zombies

Gaming In The Interim: GTA5, Dota 2, & Plants Vs Zombies 2

Grand Theft Auto 5 launches in but a few days offering everything from a game of golf to deep see exploration with a lot of killing in-between. This reviewer also suspects a few casual nods will be given to that TV phenomena Breaking Bad, and I for one can't wait to run my own meth lab... Again.
13/09/2013 12:31 BST

Web Oddities

After a particularly poor session on youTube watching interviews with The guy who interviews people who interview people, or more likely a compilation video of people falling over, you'd be forgiven for thinking you have finished the Internet.
14/06/2013 12:01 BST
My First Film: Rebuild

My First Film: Rebuild Me

Stand up is my catharsis, a way to express my view of the world, and remind myself that nothing is what it seems. Even that statement. A lofty idea, but that's what happens when you spend a lot of time in small pubs steeped in the rich musk of wood polish. Sweet mind bending wood polish.
09/04/2013 15:01 BST
2013: A Gamers

2013: A Gamers Guide

Welcome to 2013, and yet another exciting year for the avid gamer, whether it's watching the Wii U's promising first steps, anticipating the next generation consoles, or looking towards new products like Valve's home system
29/01/2013 11:32 GMT
A 2000AD Fan Reviews

A 2000AD Fan Reviews Dredd

A sign of a good comic movie is it makes you want to dust off those old graphic novels, and get stuck in, or in Dredd's case place a bucket on your head and yell: "I AM THE LAW'. Well, maybe that's just me.
03/09/2012 17:07 BST
The Best Web

The Best Web Shows

As a comedian rarely do I use the word "hilarious" as I reserve it only for my latest joke and as a pet name for my penis. Between Two Ferns, however, is hilarious (not my penis). Zack Galifianakis works hard in a way born only from the guilt of making dyslexic bloggers spell his surname can conjure, delivering a wealth of strong jokes, and silly approaches to his interviews.
25/07/2012 17:09 BST
The First Ladies of Computer

The First Ladies of Computer Gaming

Now, it's well known women play games and also typically play different types to men, but I'm not here to cross examine ladies (no matter how much I try to make that happen). My point of interest is far more pixel focused: Who are the first ladies of computer games?
15/06/2012 18:00 BST
Three Predictions for the Future of

Three Predictions for the Future of Gaming

Gaming moves at a pace that means in but a few months this article will most likely seem ridiculous. But, like a digital Nostradamus, I shall offer my thoughts and remember anything that may come to appear false is simply a code for a greater truth.
13/05/2012 22:12 BST
The Five Worst Games of All

The Five Worst Games of All Time

It is perhaps a fault of the avid gamer to be preoccupied with the future, what's next? Will it hover? But let's take a moment to look back at five of the worst games of all time.
04/05/2012 22:29 BST