Tom Craine: Thoughts On Love (By a Man With None of the Answers)

After much consideration and persuasion, Tom Craine became a columnist for Cosmopolitan where he writes about love and dating. When letters started arriving from readers seeking his counsel, he started to question himself, feeling ill-equipped to give advice.

Thoughts on Love (By a Man With None of the Answers) is wonderfully heartfelt, incredibly compelling and actually does have some very perceptive and thought-provoking views on love

Thoughts on Love (By a Man With None of the Answers) came to be as a result of these conflicted feelings. Throughout the show, Craine candidly shares his views on love which, as the title suggests, he feels he knows nothing about. These range from personal stories which have consequently shaped his opinions on love, to more general concerns of society’s obsessive quest to find love and the fear of ending up alone.

The show is made up of many heartwarming and amusing stories. We hear about Craine’s first love, his delinquent flatmate Steve and also some affectionate anecdotes about his parents. His material is engaging, relatable and delivered in such a natural, effortless way that it feels more like a conversation between peers.

Craine’s biggest strength is his friendly and inviting persona - he has a very pleasant and charming disposition which makes him instantly likeable. From the get-go, he develops a great rapport with the audience and you find yourself immediately warming to him. He also has an innate ability to just be able to connect with his audience so that it feels less like a story being told to us but more like we are on the journey with him.

Thoughts on Love (By a Man With None of the Answers) is wonderfully heartfelt, incredibly compelling and actually does have some very perceptive and thought-provoking views on love. Tom Craine delivers a delightful hour of entertaining stories that will both tickle your funny bone and warm the cockles of your heart.

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The Blurb

We're all idiots searching for someone who'll fail to notice. Award-winning stand-up from Jigsaw's Tom Craine (BBC Radio 4, sell-out runs Edinburgh 2011-2013). As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Live at the Electric (BBC Three), Fake Reaction (ITV2) and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide (BBC Three). Sex and the Single Guy columnist (Cosmopolitan). Writer for British Comedy Award nominated The Last Leg (Channel 4). ***** (ThreeWeeks). **** (British Comedy Guide). **** (EdFestMag). ‘Wise, funny, lyrical’ (Observer). ‘A rising stand-up star’ (Independent).

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