Laugh Lines: Seann Walsh

The self-dubbed "Lie-In King" Seann Walsh tells us what makes him laugh, from WhatsApp to his own clumsy dog

When was the last time you laughed out loud?
My dog Mildred-Barrett fell off the bed. She was okay but had absolutely no idea what had just happened. (By the way, my partner wanted to call her Mildred but I wanted to have a Ghostbusters reference so Barrett comes from Dana Barrett… I’m a loser. Our child is going to be called Slimer.)

Who’s the funniest stand-up you’ve ever seen live?  
Oh God, so many. So so many. But to go with someone who’s maybe perhaps a less of a house hold name, I’d say Terry Alderton. 

What’s the film that always makes you laugh?
Liar Liar. Every time. I wish I could make my own version. 

What’s the funniest book you’ve ever read?
The first Alan Partridge book – I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan.

What’s the best joke you’ve ever heard?
Again, loads and it’s difficult to pick one but Jack Dee’s bit on comparing his parties to those of Michael Barrymore’s has to be my one of the highlights. The punchline gets three separate rolls of laughter. Incredible.

What’s the thing you find funny that no one else does?
The John Cleese film Fierce Creatures. One of my all time favourite comedies. Apparently it was a flop. 

What made you laugh the most as kid?
Lee Evans. Also getting on my knees and putting my knees in my shoes so I look small. I’m very immature, can you tell? 

What’s the most inappropriate thing you’ve found funny? Have you ever laughed at a really unacceptable time or place?
Anything on WhatsApp basically. It’s the dark web of comedy. 

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Seann Walsh is playing a one-off show in Brighton on October 6. Find tickets here.