|She Said Tea Or Coffee|
I said we fuckin give in, what is it? Yes I'll be chucking some classic old jokes in at the beginning of the blog every day now for oh...well maybe just today, that's the great thing about this blog I can bloody well decide how long things stay in or whether I can throw things out or change tack or decide whether I'll do a serious or funny one (I'm hearing a silly reviewer thinking 'oh how can we tell the difference!?'), I'll decide, I'll do whatever the mood takes me and I wish other comics would do the same.
At club nights, you tend to hear what the comics think the audience want to hear rather than do what they think is funny. In the old days, these crowd pleasers only got so far, they couldn't get a proper audience of discerning people who were well aware of that awful mainstream generation that had gone before so the 'ooooh I noticed the cheer from the single people was much more enthusiastic than the cheer from the married people' and 'we used to have to find our porn in the woods when we were kids' comedians were restricted to comedy clubs and never at the top of the bill. Nowadays as you know, mainstreamers end up in theatres and in some cases Arenas. The money men have ruined comedy like they did popular music and the temptation to give up is there I'll admit. However to give up would be letting my comarades down who are fighting the good fight for alternative comedy which believe it or not still exists on the comedy circuit.
I'm hearing rumours that one or two clubs are on the brink of collapse. These are name clubs as well and ones that I still play. Dancing on graves is not something I do, even though I've had my run ins down the years with the people who run the clubs in question. It's all a bit ominous what is happening and I'm fully aware of what occoured in the USA where the bottom dropped out of the market. The stag and hen market has been relied on too much and now the groupon owt for nowt crowd aren't doing anything to help a business that grew throughout the 80s and 90s with TLC and a commitment to almost a cause. Now, in an attempt to ring the till at all costs, the whole circuit is going down the toilet. That and provincial acts crawling out of the woodwork like ants who have fuck all to contribute save for a trendy haircut.
We really do 'give in' just like the joke, what is it? If you don't tell us, we'll just go and watch Mickey Mainstream on tour, at least there aren't hen nights talking all the way through it. Speak tomorrow.
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