Adam Bloom

Wants to make Islam compulsory. That's controversial.

Feature | 17 Mar 2006
Best on stage experience?
My first ever gig. I struggled for a few minutes, got heckled, dealt with it, won the sympathy of the crowd and went on to storm for 15 minutes. Thank God for hecklers.

Worst on stage experience?
My first death. Gig number six. The MC (the late, great Malcolm Hardee) had to drag me off.

What's the best heckle you've received?
I was having a tough gig one Christmas and I said "Any questions?"
A woman at the front replied "Any jokes?"

The best comeback to a heckle you've handed out?
Now, that would only appear smug in print, so I'll just say this; I'm one of the fastest brains in comedy and every response to any heckle I've ever had has always been ingeniously witty.

What's the most freaky thing that has happened in your life?
Paying for a Big Mac at a drive-thru McDonalds in Florida with a bunch of dollar bills where one of them had a huge corner missing, only to open the box ten minutes later on the freeway to find that someone had taken a bite out of the burger.

Please describe your style?
Intense, inventive, honest. It's so had to describe oneself without sounding pretentious (it's even harder when you use the word 'oneself').
Please go to for quotes.

Who are your three favourite comedians?
Sean Lock, Phil Kay, Mitch Hedbeg (who tragically died last year)

How would you fix the world right now?
I'd make Islam compulsory.
Adam Bloom appears at the Glasgow Stand on Sunday March 12 at 8.30pm as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival