My Video Shenanigans show is an hour of humorous musical performance with big-screen video. There’s even an ounce or two of audience participation thrown in for good measure.

The idea for this act came about when I used to be half of the highly-respected comedy double act ‘Goodie & Nick’. We had started using video for a couple of sections of our act in a couple of venues where they happened to have a projector, and noticed that those sections seemed to go down better than usual.

I thought you could have a really excellent, unusual and popular act if you could use big screens every night. We couldn’t afford the investment at the time, though, and the idea stayed in the back of my mind.

We ended the double act in 2009 as we lived too far apart to continue: Goodie went on to develop his own successful stand-up comedy act; and I started my own video editing business, and to do a few singing gigs to “keep my hand in”.

Ideas kept popping into my mind for the video screen act, though and in 2011 I decided to go for it – I researched into and bought a screen and a projector, put the music tracks together and spent a couple of evenings filming the “Other Me’s” in front of a green screen, and a lot of hours editing!

I didn’t have time to get the full show ready for my two remaining gigs of 2011, but what I did get ready went really really well, better than I’d hoped in fact, and now the act has been going strong for over 10 years!

  8 comments for “About

  1. December 17, 2011 at 1:28 am

    This seems very good. You’ll have to tell me more when I see you. Hope you’re ok mate.

    • Nick Mao
      December 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you mate. Will have to catch up soon, its been tooooooo long!

  2. Ms Amanda Cray
    September 7, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Saw your act recently at seton sands , haven holiday park, edinburgh scotland.

    My daughter and i were in fits. 😂

    We have an idea , wether you could build on it for your act, its up to you

    Tbe song ‘ Despacito’. , but replace words with ‘roast potato’. And continue song with a potato product theme ????.

    • Nick Mao
      September 7, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Hiya – thank you for your message, that’s a great idea! I was going to do Death By Cheetos to that song but I haven’t got around to it yet! I like Roast Potato though! 🙂 x

      • Annabelle
        August 30, 2019 at 9:42 am

        I watched you a yesterday evening at greenacers holiday park north wales and even as a kid I loved your jokes especially the shopping song you are hilarious so just wondering if you are open to some ideas because I thought you could do maybe we built this city on rock n roll but make it on sausage rolls? Thank you for making me smile xx

        • Nick Mao
          August 30, 2019 at 10:03 am

          Hello Annabelle thank you for getting in touch! I’m pleased you enjoyed the show, and I love your idea for a song, I might even do it! Take care! xx

  3. Harry
    August 30, 2019 at 9:44 am

    How old are you?

    • Nick Mao
      August 30, 2019 at 10:01 am

      Hi Harry, I am very very very old. So old I can’t remember, but I think it’s 200 and something.

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