I know, right? You didn’t have to wait six weeks for this one. What the flip? Well, if I don’t catch up a bit quicker then I’m going to leave myself with a backlog of pointless writing so overwhelming that I’ll be utterly disinclined to embark on any of it whatsoever. In this entry I’ll be discussing a gig I did as well as a gig that I caught the… →
Perhaps it’s because the next three gigs were pretty mediocre affairs (in terms of my performance) that I’ve put off writing this one for a while. Not that frequency is something I can otherwise make a claim to, but even so. I had three gigs on consecutive nights, travelling over 300 miles in 56 hours to not make people laugh very successfully. Awesome.
At this point I had done ten… →
It’s nice to have a few lovely gigs in a row, and this is what this blog post will be about. The following post will be about a few mediocre gigs in a row, thereby maintaining a tidy balance reflective of the ups and downs of gigging. I’m like the Cylons, I have a plan. Hopefully it won’t make fuck all sense and culminate in a woefully disappointing conclusion.
There’s not much point apologising or accounting for six weeks of dormancy. It’s a blog, no one cares.
I’d done four gong shows where I left off, and had yet to do my first actual open spot, which turned out to be a bit impromptu. At the Manchester Frog and Bucket I’d met another Sheffield act who’d dropped in to watch. She gave me a lift home, which was a… →
So far in my first two blog posts I’ve covered my first two gigs. I’m probably going to speed it up a little and over time I hope the stuff I write here to be a bit more flexible, rather than exclusively being a chronological record of my gigs. Most other stand-up acts would probably find this tedious and self-indulgent. Which is why I’m not going to be telling most… →
What most surprised me about that first gong show in Preston was that my nerves transformed into an unexpected adrenaline rush, manufacturing in me a rare surge of confidence. There was an energy about my delivery that was more of a biochemical by-product than a rehearsed performance. It’s an exhilarating feeling. I came down from the stage after five minutes but didn’t come down from the high for hours. After… →