Tim Buckler is a local Guildford writer and comedian, who will be performing at Always The Sun Festival 2017 at our theatre and comedy tent, All The World’s A Stage. Tim’s first performance was here at The Boileroom, and also performed at last year’s festival. This year Tim will be performing The History of Superheros (Issue One), which is a is a comedy lecture on the History of Superheros, believe it or not. We caught up with him to find out more…
How did you get into comedy?
Tim: [It] runs in the family. My brother has been a comedian for many years and is one of the funniest men I know. Watching him and others perform live, and generate a feeling of joy and happiness in a room is something I have wanted to have a go at for many moons now, so a couple of years ago I started working on my own show.
Who are your favourite comedians and what’s your favourite comedy style?
T: Danny Buckler, and I’m not just saying that because he is my brother. He is a brilliant story teller and that is my favourite style of comedy. It is probably why I prefer American comedians such as Joe Rogan, Bill Burr and Duncan Trussell. My show is nothing like that! Both in terms of mentality, experience and intention. My show is basically a glorified Microsoft Powerpoint presentation, but an entertaining one. I am not going to try and sell you Herbalife or anything like that at the end.
What inspires you when you write your stand up pieces?
T: I love writing about pop-culture and have done for many years for various websites and things. The lecture format is the easiest way to transition my writing style on to the stage. I have spent my entire life shouting and screaming about DC, Marvel and other non-important fantasy affairs, and my inspiration is to just let it flow. The trick is making it funny, so people will want to listen to my geeky rants.
How was Always The Sun Festival last year?
T: Brilliant. Good fun, and this year I think I have grown as both a writer and performer. I do feel bad for swearing in front of a kid though. Try to keep the language down this year.
What are you looking forward to most about ATS 2017?
T: Having a potter about, [and the] really interesting stalls and performances to discover. There was also a boat in a dance tent last year, which was a bit exciting.
Tim’s Blog: timbuckler.wordpress.com
Tim’s Twitter: twitter.com/BlockbusterMan
Ticket for Always The Sun Festival 2017 are available now at: alwaysthesunfestival.co.uk/tickets