Continuing Comedic Capers

I’m continuing to have a lot of fun with comedy (as are my audiences, on the whole) and I am managing to gig most weeks. Reading many comedian’s autobiographies it seems that 5 years is the normal apprenticeship, there is also a view from some that you need to do 100 gigs before you begin to REALLY learn the craft. I’m encouraged therefore that last night in Dalston saw my 94th gig in what has been two and a half years of pursuing the art of Stand Up. There are encouragements and there are dismal bewilderments, successes and failures, highs and very real lows; but on the whole I feel like I am moving forward. The other plus is learning so much about humility, about myself, and about the human condition, it’s amazing how much the comedy and my work on discipleship interconnect.
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Today is a good day as the gig in Dalston last night was lovely, I got some great laughs. Even sweeter as a friend unexpectedly turned up (huge relief not to die a stage death when you have friends in the audience). I’ve a gig in Stockwell next week (if you fancy coming to a London night) and then a slot on a great bill in Kettering on the Saturday.
PS If you are within travel distance of Newbury, note that 25th March will be the next Ethos Comedy (a community, clean-ish evening with a great line up and a top Headliner)

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