What makes a comedy act unique? Jim Tavare wants Sid Bowfin to explain himself

You may have seen Jim Tavare on the sitcom Wings many moons ago, on NBC’s Last Comic Standing more recently than that, or even in a comedy club near you. He’s difficult to forget. Bald guy. In black tie. Playing the cello.

So what happens when another British guy does essentially the same shtick? Jim Tavare has been on a Twitter tear today wondering what to make of Sid Bowfin. So far, he’s been telling friends and colleagues that Bowfin has “cloned my stage image, premise behind my act, website.”

SidbowfinHmmm. What to do, what to do.

This is Tavare’s landing page online. And this is Bowfin’s. Certainly identical fonts and layouts going on there.

And Tavare notes that many of Bowfin’s photos show him sporting a full head of hair until recently adopting the same bald look.

What about what they look like onstage with a microphone malfunction?

Is there room in the comedy world for more than one bald man in black tie to play the strings for laughs?

I’ll let you watch these videos and then let your fight-or-flight instincts kick in, appropriately…

Sean L. McCarthy

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5 thoughts on “What makes a comedy act unique? Jim Tavare wants Sid Bowfin to explain himself

  1. They don’t share an agent at all. Jim’s agent in the UK is Vivienne Clore at The Richard Stone Partnership. The http://www.ecpl.co.uk ‘agent’ you refer to is just one of those internet ‘chancers’ that tries to book out acts. They have no contact with Jim Tavar√© and no association with him. There are many companies like this one operating online, that try to book out acts, most of them unsuccessfully.

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