Sean Hughes: ‘Not Nana Mouskouri’

Irish Londoner Sean Hughes, comedian, writer, radio presenter, poet and actor, died on 16 October 2017. He was 51. In this monologue, Adrian recalls being on the same comedy bill as him upstairs in a pub in Stoke Newington, just as Sean’s career was taking off.

Their paths crossed again on a TV show years later, and Adrian  remembers that as well as near-misses on the phone and reflections on how things might have been different.

Above all, he celebrates Sean’s range of talents, his comedy legacy and his one-off way of seeing the world.

No Greek pop singers were harmed in the making of this show.

Portrait of the artist as a young comedian
Illustration (at Portrait of the artist as a young comedian


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Produced and presented by Adrian Lacey ©2017

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Music: Super Bubbly by Jesse Spillane used with thanks under the Creative Commons licence

2 thoughts on “Sean Hughes: ‘Not Nana Mouskouri’”

  1. This is a beautiful insightful tribute to the dearly missed Sean Hughes, Adrian has a such a warm presenting style that listening to his podcasts are the audio version of sharing a dram or two by the fire ? highly recommended!

    1. Too kind, Trisha! But all credit to Sean himself, without whom… I like the sound of that dram, although ironically I probably wouldn’t be able to get through a recording without stumbling if I indulged. 🙂

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