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About me

Hello, passing internet traveller. Welcome to my website.

I’m guessing you’d like some information on me for whatever reason, so here is where you shall find it.

I am a stand-up comedian, living in Manchester, but am originally from Stroud in Gloucestershire.

I have been performing comedy regularly since January 2010, but my comedy career began in an irregular fashion in April 2005 when I did my first gig at Havant Arts Centre, aged 20. Over the next three years, I amassed a measly 35 gigs with varying levels of success before running out of money; I put comedy on hold after I started a new job as a reporter for a local paper in 2008. Just over a year later, while the country was still in the thick of the recession, I thought it would be wise to quit my job and move to London to get back into comedy.

I was part of the Snigger Happy showcase shows at Brighton 2010, 2011 and 2012. . In August 2011, I returned to the ‘burgh in a two-hander show for the whole month with my good friend Paul Langton. In 2012, I was back with Love and Langton’s Dirty Laundry. In 2013, I split from Langton and did a a two-hander show with Simon Lilley entitled ‘Love and Lilley’s Fear and Loathing’.

In 2014, I took up my first solo show. It is called How To Win A Pub Quiz, which was part stand-up show, part actual pub quiz. In 2015, How To Win A Pub Quiz II was standing-room only for 18 out of 19 shows. This year, I’m doing a half-run of the show at Stand 5.

I have written for the Guardian (albeit two things on computer games) and something I wrote on an anonymous questionnaire made it into Richard Herring’s Talking Cock book.

As for TV. Well, where do I start? I appeared in an eight second clip on BBC Points West’s comedy competition in 2007 that I couldn’t actually enter and I was in a crowd shot at the Big Breakfast’s Eggs on Legs tour in Bristol in 1995, where I was also shouted at by a producer for climbing on the back of a lorry. Oh, that’s it… If you can track down footage of either, I will be very impressed and may call you a liar.

Now here is what some people have said about me:

“Alex Love is great fun, and there is, it must be said, not much squid-based humour around, so his set gave us a rare chance to enjoy it.”
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

“Very funny stuff”

Dan Antopolski, comedian

“Engaging… An obsession with piss”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

“A quick-fire wit”
BBC Comedy

“Such a quick brain”
We Are Funny: Variety, London

“A constant apologist” 1/5
James Hampson, ThreeWeeks

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