|Fringe 2012 Day 3|
It's a bit like the captain's log on Star Trek this, only I reckon Kirk was much more on the money than me. Mind you Kirk was never nursing a broken elbow from a five a side football tackle and thus having to wait in NHS queues. Probably McCoy could've sorted the fucker out immediately and wouldn't refer him to the fracture clinic. God bless the NHS though, nurses are very game women in my experience down the years. And male nurses are the type of hooligan blokes that would keep toot for you while you robbed a brewery wagon. There was a time when comics used to do Star Trek stuff and it wasn't slammed by the critics. Maybe it would be time to do it again to fuck with their heads. Maybe not, who knows what the critic types want, I'll never know. Mind you good on you Alan Morrison from the Herald, I drank to him last night, may his bed be free from tigers. A critic who gave me Five stars because I was FUNNY, fuck me whatever next?!!!!
Aye into day 4 and I've broken my elbow, had a Five star review and have done twice as many gigs in Newcastle this weekend than what I have in Edinburgh. It's a bit mental but it's better than getting your toenails plucked out on the quayside.
Last night's Assembly went ahead and it was surprisingly good in terms of numbers. 40 in and they were just about playable. Ha ha don't expect too much with Assembly and on a night when it's brilliant (every other week on average) you go home happy. I just went home (via Dixy Chicken on Chillingham Road) knackered and thankful that an Ice Road Truckers type week was finished.
Highlights this week? Well I have an interview tomorrow that's going out on line (details to follow), obviously my show every day from 5.50 at Stand 2 (details on the home page), Glasgow Stand Thursday, Aberdeen Blue Lamp Saturday, a gig in Ballater on Friday, Assembly on Sunday and probably the big thing for some, a guest spot on Richard Herring's podcast on Wednesday 8th in Stand 1. Apparently that Mick Foley wrestling chap will be there so there's guaranteed to be a lot of folk there according to the press office so get down early and see me, Richard and Mick. To be honest I'd never heard of the bloke until recently yet there are some who have him down as their all time hero. Not to worry he means nowt to me, I only care if he's a nice bloke. They'll not have heard of Alan Shoulder or Kenny Wharton, yet to me they are the bollocks. If only Terry Hibbitt could come back from the dead and then that would be the holy trinity, I don't expect he ever would've done a fringe show mind. I would've seen him if he had though.
Right I'm off to work. My old pal and fine old northern comic Mick Ferry is coming today. Look forward to seeing you there bonny lad. By the way thanks for coming yesterday Michael Legge and his pals, Simon Donald and the one and only Jules Cloughley. Thanks for laughing people. More of the same today.
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written by David Macbeth , August 06, 2012
I once beat Alan Shoulder in a keepy uppy compet*tion at the Radio One Road Show in Blyth. True story.