I'm a huge comedy fan and I'm always on the lookout for new
shows/acts to follow.
Stand Ups I love include: Stewart Lee, Simon Munnery, Tony Law,
Richard Herring, Tim Heidecker, Maria Bamford, Greg Proops, The
Actor Kevin Eldon, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Hans Teeuwen, Eddie
Izzard back in the day, Harry Hill.
Books: Blood Meridian, The Perfect Fool, The Gunseller,
Hippopotamus, The Liar, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Good
Omens, Brave New World, 1984, H2G2, Tolkien, Terry Pratchett,
Comics: Pretty much anything by Alan Moore, The Walking Dead,
Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Y: The Last Man, Strangehaven
TV: Arrested Development, Monty Python, Tim & Eric, Check It
Out With Dr. Steve Brule, The Day Today, Brass Eye, Jam, The Thick
Of It, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Dexter, Spaced, South Park, Limmy's
Show, 15 Storeys High, The League of Gentlemen, Red Dwarf, Peep
Show, Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen, Reeves and Mortimer
and more comedy than I have time to list.
Movies: Brazil, Four Lions, Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline,
LOTR, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, Alien, The Thing,
Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, almost anything by Pixar, most of the
Coen Brothers output, loads of Terry Gilliam films, PT Anderson
movies, Charlie Kaufman movies, and anything that makes you think.
I'm a massive animation fan.
Music: Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Beck, The Black Keys, Blur,
The Breeders, Captain Beefheart, Cardiacs, Daft Punk, Deerhoof, DJ
Shadow, Eels, Fleet Foxes, Gorillaz, Joanna Newsom, Mr. Scruff,
Neutral Milk Hotel, Pixies, Radiohead, They Might Be Giants, UNKLE,
The White Stripes
Food: Fish and seafood - I'm ideally a pescatarian, but still eat
meat out of politeness when people make meals. I also have a
ridiculously sweet tooth.