A greatest hits, best of golden oldies compilation (with some new stuff) from 'Comedy's poet laureate' (Independent).
Poet, comic, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer, John Hegley has captivated and devastated audiences all over the country, in theatres and festivals, at gigs at the Edinburgh Festival, and with numerous appearances on radio and television. This new compilation shows the breadth of his appeal, with seriously funny, cleverly comic poems on everything from love, family, France, art and the sea to dogs, dads, gods, taxidermy, carrots, spectacles and – of course – potatoes.
His Bloodaxe New & Selected Potatoes includes work from a dozen collections, from Visions of the Bone Idol (1984) to Peace, Love & Potatoes (Serpent's Tail, 2012), plus a generous helping of New Potatoes (2013).
'Fabulously funny' – Time Out.
'Scandalously talented' – Sunday Times.
‘John Hegley is to potatoes what Wordsworth has been to daffodils’ – Observer.
‘A mainstay of the alternative comedy scene… an incurable entertainer’ – Guardian.
‘Consistently plain-speaking yet metaphysical, mordant yet mellifluous, experimental yet traditional…he speaks many a true word in jest…one of our most entertaining and communicative poets’ – Michael Horovitz, Telegraph.
YouTuber: POTATO CLIPS
John Hegley at the Glasgow Comedy Festival
Skip the ad, and you get two poems from his show there, one with a local setting.
John Hegley at Glastonbury
John Hegley sings 'Eddie Don't Like Furniture' with Keith Moore.
Young John is glad to wear glasses
OMG: this is John Hegley from his Word of Mouth TV series recorded in 1990.