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More video clips uploaded and a YouTube channel…

More video clips uploaded and a YouTube channel…

I’ve finally gotten around to doing something with the YouTube channel I’ve had for I don’t know how long. I’ve added a show I did years ago at the comedy club at Swansea Grand Theatre, hosted by the mercurial Noel James (as seen on Britain’s […]

A hard week, a lovely gig, a tired but happy Wes Packer…

A hard week, a lovely gig, a tired but happy Wes Packer…

This week has been difficult. As I’ve already mentioned, I’ve spent the last few weeks coming off one set of meds and onto another – with the new meds failing to counter the withdrawal from the old. So I’ve been dealing with withdrawal AND side […]

Shitting Bricks: Launching the show at The Duke

Shitting Bricks: Launching the show at The Duke

Neath…I am coming… I’ll be honest, I almost cancelled the gig. It’s been a busy few weeks – busier than I’ve been in a while – with a lot of travel, a funeral, lots of bullshit admin stuff to do for the jobs and income […]

Staying safe at the Edinburgh Fringe: Home Safe Collective

Staying safe at the Edinburgh Fringe: Home Safe Collective

Following the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon, a Melbourne comedian, on her way home after a gig, a group of comedians has formed the Home Safe Collective. Dressing rooms aren’t safe for women these days, never mind the streets. Please give generously to this […]

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Wes Packer: 40% Happy – LAUNCH

Wes Packer: 40% Happy – LAUNCH

I’ll be launching my first ever one-man stand-up comedy show at my favourite club, The Duke, Neath, as part of the Neath Comedy Festival on 19th July 2018.

Edinburgh Fringe 2019, and beyond…

Edinburgh Fringe 2019, and beyond…

I’ve never ‘done Edinburgh’- not the whole run with a proper show with posters and shit. I want a poster. Just once. I’ve been up to Edinburgh, of course, once in 2006 for the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny? And once in 2007, […]

The Big One…The Black Dog

The Big One…The Black Dog

This is the post I’ve been putting off writing for six years. I’ve been writing it since Monday. I’ve written and re-written it so many times that my trash now has more drafts of this post than emails offering me Viagra. It won’t be what […]

New Show Preview @ Neath Comedy Festival, 2018

New Show Preview @ Neath Comedy Festival, 2018

I’ll be previewing my new show – which may or may not include some re-worked ‘greatest hits’ – at the Neath Comedy Festival, 2018. This is my first crack at writing a coherent, personal hour (or so) of stand-up and it means a lot. Where […]

Booklaunch: Dr Dean Burnett’s ‘The Happy Brain’…

Booklaunch: Dr Dean Burnett’s ‘The Happy Brain’…

On Saturday, I was proud to attend, and perform at, the launch of my old friend Dr. Dean Burnett’s second book, ‘The Happy Brain’. I presented the audience with some of my well-considered and balanced opinions on work, life, love, and smoking, and then sat […]