The Freewheeling Out-Takes

A selection of stories none of which are used in my forthcoming (crowdfunded) book The Freewheeling John Dowie. To find out more, to read excerpts, and to watch a video narrated by the great Barry Cryer, please go here

(To read a story, click on the title. To get back here, click on “The Freewheeling Out-Takes” in the title bar). Thank you.

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Albie Donnelly

Mr John Dowie & The Big Girls Blouse

Me and a Beautiful Bonzo

Sir Roger Moore & Me

Guy Clark, “The Cape” & Tony De Meur


Jack Tinker, Dogman & Me.

The One-Eyed Artist & The Harlem Bar

Me & Batman

Me & Captain Marvel

Random Thoughts on Peter Cook

My Baffled Kids

Confusion arising via Star Wars & Terminator 2

The Cameraman’s Story

(Contains some language)

Poking Lou Reed In The Back

A true story involving some alcohol and a rock & roll legend.

The Cruelty of Children & The Showbiz Ego

(I never forget.)

How Not To Be a Stand-Up Comedian

Me versus 800 metalwork students. Guess who wins?

Following the Police

In which me, the Police and the Comedy Legend that is Tommy Cooper are cleverly woven together.

Marc Bolan & Me

Myself & the bopping elf. A sentence I have wanted to type for so long...

Robin Williams Responds to a Heckle

A funny little event in West London.

Me & Arnold Brown

Another encounter with a comedy legend.

A Ken Campbell Story without (sadly) any Ken

In which myself and the actor/comedian Mac McDonald fail to teach Old Vic actors how to improvise. © John Dowie 2013