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24th August 2023

Finding joy in the moment with Yard Act’s James Smith

For James, looking after his mental health means remembering to laugh. Humour is a big part of what the band do and so it was fitting that they merged comedy and music together for their last few gigs. Yard Act were supported by some legendary stand-up comedians like Phil Jupitus and Harry Hill:

“Our songs have a theatre and a humour to them and we started to make some friends with comedians, so we thought we’d ask them to support us. It worked really well and set the tone differently to having bands on beforehand, putting people in a different headspace. Phil Jupitus keeps saying it was his last stand-up gig before retiring. We felt honoured he did it for us, but also responsible for the end of his career, ha!”

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