424 - John Hastings Returns

After a truly horrible year, John Hastings has came swinging with yet another blockbuster  fringe show, working through the passing of his dear friend, the much loved comedy director Paul Byrne, not to mention a divorce and a wince-inducing bike crash.

We talk about John’s move from the UK circuit to Los Angeles, and discuss the finer details of what it means to participate in several different global markets; also the bad behaviour he’s experienced at the hands of certain [REDACTED] promoters. We go on to talk about the cost of doing business, the downside of reps, and John’s impressive social media video output and strategy…

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Catch up with John:

John’s new Edfringe show is on sale now!


Visit www.thejohnhastings.com for the unbelievable approach to promo shots if nothing else…

TW/IG: @thejohnhastings

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