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In The Finest Literary Tradition (ITFLT) vid’

The Lament of the Unknown Comedian in A minor

Many happy returns,

Unemployment blues in A minor

Yours in searing earnestness,

Mock the Week audition vid’ reel

Best regards,

Raph Shirley: A Portrait of a Provincial Dickhead

Promotional material for my upcoming Edinburgh show has started to come out. Many happy returns,

The monogag

Here is a gag I’m working on at the moment built out of a load of old hat jokes I’ve written over the last few years. Bon apetit,

Video of Edinburgh 2012

Here’s a full HD 1080p digital video of my 2012 Edinburgh show; a memoir shot at a cheeky angle. You may watch this video as many times as you like and you may also ‘like’ it using as many, like, YouTube accounts as you like!

A portrait of a provincial dickhead

Walking down Hemel Hempstead high street in the half light of an autumn evening, the industrial estates rising upward against a violet-blue sky, is a pleasure unparallelled. Sexual ecstacy, the embrace of a fat woman, intellectual breakthrough, and moments of realisation and creativity are but hundreds and thousands to the Walls Cream of Cornish ice […]

Jesus’s left one

Another little video for you heathen sons o’ bitches. All the best,

“Hangin’ Out” unplugged session in F Major

Hello, A little web cam’ vid’: There will be no songs in the show. Thank god! Best wishes for the future, P.S. You may watch this video as many times as you like! *************************** BONUS MATERIAL *************************** Bonus material –¬†Philosophical¬†Investigations Conclusion in unexplainable high definition audio As part of a scheme to promote my forthcoming […]

Presentation to GreenLight

Here’s a little light relief before we get into the blog proper: One of the great things about being a programmer for one of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the south east is you get to do a lot of travelling. This week, I was going to Newcastle to give a talk on account […]


I’m hoping this will be the first in a series of educational/inspirational videos. Thanks for watching,

A Portrait of a Provincial Nobody

    Words and pictures from Raph Shirley, in humorous weblog form.

    Infecting the internet like so many glimmering tentacles
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    He is a fictional character.

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