Kevin Buckle: Sean Hughes was funny in person too

Sean Hughes' visits to the Avalanche shop were always entertaining
Sean Hughes' visits to the Avalanche shop were always entertaining
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I felt uncomfortable saying anything when Sean Hughes died as he was somebody I knew from the shop but not a friend.

His visits were always entertaining and not only was he very funny when talking about music but he expected you to be funny in your replies. A visit from Sean often felt like I’d taken part in an episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Like so many comedians he obviously had his flaws but he always made sure to invite me to shows and when I took my eldest daughter to one at Teviot Row one time he made a point of coming out to say hello.

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Like fellow comedians Robin Ince and Stewart Lee he was always keen to discover new music, especially from local Scottish bands, and it was always a pleasure when he visited.

He will be missed by not just his friends but the many people like myself who saw him maybe only once or twice a year.

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