A. The trick is that every different show has a different title. My first tour and DVD were called Chatterbox. My second, Thoroughly Modern Millican. My third, Home Bird. Fourth was Outsider. The last one was called Control Enthusiast. The new one has a title but I can’t tell you it yet. So as a rule, check out the name and then you’ll know if you’ve seen it or not. Each show has totally different jokes.
A. You have to just do it. Write some jokes and find an open mic night to try them out. There’s a whole chapter on this in my book which you can buy, listen to or watch me read to you on my YouTube channel.
Also, Stuart Goldsmith’s Comedian’s Comedian Podcasts are brilliant and free.
On writing, my particular favourite guests are Gary Delaney, Dan Evans and Adam Bloom.