These days - when membership of the comedic army can be symbolised by the simple purchase of a "i'm with stupid" T-shirt - dedication has become a debased currency, subject to the hyper-inflationary dictates of fashion.
Unswerving commitment to comedy's righteous cause is rare; it demands a seriously single-minded dude with his heart and soul fixed on one goal - to bring the funny.
JP McQue's distinctive style of apocalyptic, yet deeply humanised humour, establishes the transcendentally effective light-dark/light-dark dynamic as his very own sure to spawn a generation of imitators.
Usually tagged as Kaufmanesque because of his slow-build, sesquipedalian workouts and the neo-classical majesty of his more ambitious jokes, JP McQue combines the stripped-down delicacy of Malcolm Hardee with the boiling rage of Ian Hinchliffe. Mix light and dark together, McQue understands, you make magic.