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2017 has been a rather interesting year. We’ve been lucky enough to fill our pages with some incredible creative talent, so we asked a few of them to share some thoughts on the year just gone. We caught up with stand-up comedian Seymour Mace, to take a little look back, through the highs and lows of his year…

So, how was your 2017?
My 2017 was laden with misery unfortunately. Still struggling with the old depression but hey, the year’s ending better than it started so let’s fucking go!!!!! It did have it’s positive moments, first time in Australia, fell in love a couple of times, got more reviews than Michael Legge. Soooooooo UP and down i guess.

What was your best moment?
Hmmm? Hard to say which was the best but this moment springs to mind. First ever gig in Melbourne, wonderful crowd, noticing someone I loved in the audience and the evening that followed.

And your worst moment?
Erm, another tough one. One of the worst moments was getting whiplash on a trampoline before being told by a child that I was fat but y’know; all the shit kicking off in the world as well.

Your favourite band of the year?
Probably Ween. They’re like my favourite band of every year.

Your favourite song of the year?
Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips. For some reason I hear it at pretty much every gig I play.

Favourite TV of the year?
Tough choice. It’s either Rick and Morty or Stranger Things so let’s say Rick and Things.

Your favourite film?
I’m sad to say I’ve hardly been to the pictures this year but I did see Despicable Me 3 a few days ago and that was pretty good.

Favourite venue of the year?
The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle by a miiiiiiile!

What was your favourite gig of the year?
Fucking about at the midnight cabaret at the Voodoo Rooms during Edinburgh fringe.

What gifts are on your letter to Santa this year?
I always ask Santa for magical powers and I’m still waiting on the bastard to oblige.

And finally, what has 2018 got in store for you?
In 2018 I think I’m hitting the road. with any luck I’ll be off spending months in Australia, America and maybe Canada before heading back for Edinburgh fringe again. I’m looking forward to it with some trepidation.

Seymour Mace performs at Mr Shindig’s Comedy Emporium at The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle on Saturday 16th December, He also brings his show Seymour Mace makes it up as he goes along to The Stand, Newcastle with Gavin Webster and Stuart Edwards on Sunday 17th December.

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