Archive for September, 2016

Hive Bar tonight!

Posted: September 29, 2016 in gigs, venues

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I’m on a the Hive Bar tonight!!!

Here’s a series of  hard acts to follow. Let’s hope I can come up to standard! I know I can.

 

 

More Blood — my first fanzine

Posted: September 19, 2016 in photos, publishing, stories

More Blood is one of my more aggressive stories that we’ve made into a fanzine — Stephanie Broadbridge and I have been working on it together, supplying this wonderful cover. The book has got sex in it but it also has a lot of blood (that thing poking out in his groinal area is his hand) LOL. Its printed and signed copies are available from me.

From the back cover

Entrant for the Ticonderoga Publications short story collectionBloodlines”.

‘At last he got her into the bedroom and spread-eagled her body on the bed. Fossicking in his bag he found hand-cuffs and fixed Natalie’s wrists and ankles to the bed. Natalie was lovely. He had never seen her without her clothes. He could see the details of her body through the night gown’s gauze. Oh how I’d love to have you now thought Nigel, all the blood rushing to his crotch. But the ritual had to be observed, just like he’d dreamt of in his script …’

Nigel is a man who has realised his dreams: the dream job in advertising, the chance to gaze at his dream woman all day and living in New York. But he’s still not happy. Every day he sits there thinking about writing his killer movie script when he is supposed to be writing ads for cheese. Then one day he is called into his boss’ office. That’s when things start to go horribly wrong. This is a story of what happens when you learn you can fight your way past the boredom and make brilliant art out of your “stuff”.

‘This is the kind of book I like to read: lots of blood, body parts, and who really ends up getting hurt? The woman, haha!

Jack the Ripper

‘Nigel is the kind of man I can do business with: someone who’s into prank movies, racism, and Devil worship. The boy should go far’

Satan

Fringe photos 2016

Posted: September 19, 2016 in facebook, festivals, gigs, photos

Check out the photos on FaceBook.

What I liked about doing Fringe

Posted: September 19, 2016 in festivals, gigs

Well that’s my fringe show for another year. It was a lot of fun. What did I like about doing my fringe show???

  1. Learning stuff (organising my own show, dealing with venues, accepting unexpected help with diplomacy and grace).
  2. Working with my friends (this is where the diplomacy comes in – I don’t know everything – feedback is great and a chance to learn).
  3. Respect of other comedians (and feedback always welcome).
  4. A lot more random people came than I expected (this was quite scary).
  5. I’m still using my books but I forgot to bring the one I needed up on stage for one of my poems — I ploughed on through and remembered it — if not necessarily in the “right” order. Well done Sue!
  6. Thinking outside the box of the Factory. I could put on a show anytime.
  7. Artist pass — you can go and see a lot of excellent shows for free.
  8. Discovering Mr Falcon’s which is a very cosy venue and a lot of fun.
  9. Knowing who will back you up, no matter what (with advice and just being there in case you need help).
  10. Random help — like Tom Sanderson getting behind my tee shirts and taking a dynamite photo I used on FaceBook  (40 hits) and Nick Capper wearing one of my tee shirts on stage.

Chippendale Tuesday night

Posted: September 12, 2016 in gigs, venues

Only two more opportunities to flyer before my show on Friday. Chippendale Hotel is a lot of fun usually, despite its resembling a teenage boy’s bedroom. LOL Ben Elwood and Ben Squires are running the show, which will be mostly straight stand-up (except for me, haha).

Here’s the event on FaceBook — check it out!

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Big Thursday night!

Posted: September 12, 2016 in gigs, running sheets, stories, venues

Here is another cool gig I didn’t expect. After my spot with the Choo Choo Troupe at Mr. Falcon’s I went onto the Mic. in Hand for this fabulous show with John Conway.

Nice audience, lots of laughs, what a great bonus in the middle of Fringe month!!! I did the Silent Witness story, it went okay.

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Choo Choo!!!

Posted: September 8, 2016 in gigs

Off to Mr Falcon’s tonight to play with Sharney and David Teick’s friends — the Choo Choo Troupe. Last time I played with them it was a lot of fun. They are mimes and impro. artists with a  few comedians like me thrown in. Here is the event on FaceBook. The Lost Lost Cabaret Fringe Edition.

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