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Even if you’ve never heard the name Steve Bugeja, you’ve probably heard the words of Steve Bugeja. With writing credits scattered across TV shows from the Russell Howard Hour to the Now Show, Bugeja is one of the most prolific comedians on telly right now without you even knowing it. That means there’s a high probability that you already love his work – so maybe now is the time to put that theory to the test to see his latest stand-up show, Tried To Start His Own Nickname, which comes to The Witham in Barnard Castle on Saturday 18th and The Stand in Newcastle on Thursday 30th June.

We all knew that kid at school who thought of a potentially amusing pun on their name all by themselves. But no matter how hard they try, a self-applied nickname simply won’t stick (even if it’s as good as Moulin Booj). Be careful what you wish for anyway, because does anyone actually recall someone gaining a nickname that wasn’t via some horrendously embarrassing life event… Or was that just me? Hopefully Steve Bugeja hasn’t suffered badly from nickname-related trauma – although given that tragedy + time = comedy, it wouldn’t be the worst thing for his show if he had. 

Steve Bugeja performs at The Witham, Barnard Castle on Saturday 18th and The Stand, Newcastle on Thursday 30th June.

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