What counts as funny, what as toxic, and who gets to decide? Explore the serious business of stand-up with Andrew Hankinson, author of cult classic You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life You Are Raoul Moat .
Andrew Hankinson is a journalist who was born, raised, and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. He started his career as a staff writer at Arena magazine and in 2012 won a Northern Writers Award. He is now a freelance feature writer who has contributed to many publications, including Observer Magazine, The Guardian, The New Yorker and Wired. He also teaches at Newcastle University. His first book You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life You Are Raoul Moat won the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction in 2016.