Rarely Asked Questions: Spencer Jones: Page 2 of 2

Spencer Jones And Will Adamsdale Set Up Exeter Comedy Festival

What do your parents/children (delete as applicable) think of your job? 

I get the feeling they don’t give a fuck about it. If I start to tell them about what I have been up to, and how my days was, their little eyes glaze over and I know they really don’t care and just want to play Fortnite or Minecraft or whatever it is these days. But that’s parents! The kids like it. They’ve seen some decent stand up from a young age. It’s a good education. 


What’s the worst thing about being a comedian?

When people ask what you do for a living.  


I think you are very good at what you do (that’s why I’m asking these questions). What do you think of you?

Crikey Bruce that’s a big one to address mate. Flawed, probably. Same as everyone else. Doing my best but could do better. MUST DO BETTER.


How much do you earn and how much would you like to earn? 

Last year I earned 32.6 billion pounds from a monthly podcast. That’s too much money, next year hopefully the Patreon will start to drop off and I can get back to having a 13 grand overdraft and a lingering tax bill. 


How important is luck in terms of career success – have you had lucky breaks?  

Loads of lucky breaks. Every great person I met early on has been a lucky break, or a lucky mini break. I like mini breaks. If you have enough of them it adds up to a holiday apparently. Did you know a sneeze is an eighth of an orgasm? I was told that in the 90’s and never checked it. And I’m two sneezes in a row max person.   


Alan Davies has said that comedians fall into two categories - golfers and self-harmers. The former just get on with life, the latter are tortured artists. Which are you – or do you think you fit into third category?

I feel tortured so I am going for tortured. 


Do you keep your drawers tidy and if not why not? (please think long and hard about this question, it's to settle an argument with my girlfriend. The future of our relationship could depend on your response).

My sock and pant drawer is carnage. I’ve got other things to worry about. Don’t get me wrong it's nice when it's ordered and neat, but who cares. They are on your sweaty feet all day, and the other is next door neighbour to your arse. Good luck with the girlfriend.

Spencer Jones ‘Making Friends’ will be at the Soho Theatre from Wednesday 10th – Saturday 20th April 2024. Buy tickets here



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