|Fringe 2012 Day 21 or so|
A busy man I am. As I write this my daughter is asking lots of questions about anything and everything. But enough of my private life leave me alone paps, can a man not live his life?!!! Some deluded fools that I know of that live in the most provincial of areas have actually convinced themselves that they've been hassled by the paps. Is this the country of the bullshitter?!! I've known serial liars at school, on factory floors, building sites, college, call centres, car delivery fleet yards, television studio sets and yes it's fuckin rife on the stand up circuit as you can imagine.
I think we've all embellished or built shit up once in a while but constant lying fuckers, well they're almost in as regular supply as the joke stealers. I'd lift the lid on some (joke stealers and concept stealers that is), they're even more close to my home than you'd think but I don't want to sound like some mad bastard losing the plot.
Well here's where I am with just a few days left and I'll try and be as honest as possible. Same sort of crowds as last year, maybe a little higher, audience reaction about the same as last year maybe the laughs are a bit better spaced out and the show sort of naturally paces itself better. It's a better show than last year truth be told, it's more of a show, maybe the same aount of laughs but more of a show. Reviews, surprisingly good, no real kickings, only one this year where the bloke talks utter pish (more of that one next week when I'm back) and recently two 4s to go with the 5 meaning this year wins the critic award for a show I put on hands down.
There still might be a good or bad twist yet, I haven't even ruled out anything sensational yet, you never bloody know with this game. You don't know who's coming to see you. Yes it would be good to get some great work out of this but some news came through this month about some great work totally unrelated to the fringe so you live for the moment I'd say especially in this great city which apparently I'm going to call a shithole next year for my new show (as I say more to come from the sixth form review I got from Fest this year!!).
Once again Chortly man is baffling the fuck out of some and infuriating others with his agenda driven reviews mixed with not really getting it. Haven't you learnt yet folk DON'T LET HIM IN TO YOUR SHOW.
Anyway I really must dash. Time waits for no comics. I'm gonna have an awards blog next Tuesday. Hope you all turn up with your tuxedo and posh frocks, and that was just the women! Is that how you do jokes?!! Not sure. Do please come to the show. Friday this week will be the memorable one I'd say. Speak tomorrow.
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written by David Macbeth , August 22, 2012
I've known a few bulls**tters myself in my time Gav. Russ Abbott was the worst, we used to play golf together every week, and he'd always have some new yarn to spin. One time we were heading out to the carpark after a round, and he tried to pretend to some woman that my Rolls Royce was his!
I've also had my fair share of brushes with so-called journalists. When I was Jack Charlton's press officer I had to deal with all sorts of nonsense published by the nation's sports writers.
And don't get me started on joke stealers...