Balancing family and life as a stand up comedian: Q&A with Tiernan Douieb

I’ve always been curious as to how performance artists balance work and family life. I’ve often wondered if its easier or harder than working nine to five. In my latest Dadbloguk Q&A, I speak to stand up comedian, husband and father Tiernan Douieb to find out how he does it.

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How does a stand-up comic balance family with life as a performer? Tiernan Douieb explains how he does it in this Q&A. Pic credit: Gary Jones
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Coming down the tracks at speed: The teenage years!

It may be a cliché, but your children really do grow up incredibly fast. I can clearly remember the day when my eldest daughter was born 10 years ago. A decade later, we’re rapidly hurtling down the tracks towards the teenage years and it’s happening at frightening speed.

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Choo choo! Oh yes people, we’re hurtling down the tracks towards the teenage years and it terrifies me.
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Q&A with Emily Leary, author of ‘Get Your Kids to Eat Anything’

Is it possible to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything? According to food writer Emily Leary, there’s not a secret, but there is a method to encouraging your children to eat a wider variety of foods. In a few days time, she’ll publish a book with that very title to prove it.

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Emily Leary, author of both Get Your Kids to Eat Anything and the blog amummytoo.
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A Dad’s Guide to Periods #Pads4Dads

You might think that, being a man, I have never used a sanitary pad. Well, you’d be wrong. It happened once and the circumstances were a little unfortunate to say the least.

The Dad’s Guide to Periods that’s been produced by Hey Girls.
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An educational experience at Kidzania London

As I revealed a few weeks ago, I was recently appointed an ambassador for Kidzania London. It’s a venue my kids love because the experience gives them some independence and they love the idea of earning money.

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The Town Square at Kidzania London.
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