Stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope has been talking to the press about all sorts but mostly about his tour that's rollicking its way through Britain at the moment.

Of course, the very, very important news of tour dates has inevitably been eclipsed by the fact that he was once sick on stage.

Talking to Front magazine, he's revealed that he once gagged between his gags in Liverpool.

'It wasn't from being overly drunk. But I'd ordered a tequila and they brought me up whisky, so my mouth was ready for tequila. I'm not a whisky drinker so my body rejected it like a bad kidney transplant and I just puked all over the stage.

'Here's a note to any young comedians reading this - if you're gonna puke on stage, make sure it's your closing bit. All the funniest jokes in your arsenal aren't gonna amuse people as much as vomiting all over yourself on stage. You can't follow that. I guess I could've followed it by shitting my pants.'

His mum must be proud.

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