The Edinburgh Festival is over. I was only able to blog until day six when everytihng in my head became to big to write about. I met some ace people such as Chris and Paul from New York City who do funny sketches and was allowed to go on Comedy Countdown a few time in the dictionary corner and play with Dan Atkinson and James Sherwood and Paul Sinha and David the clock. This was all tremendous fun.
I am going to bed now for a few days and will get up in time to got down to the Lodnod to meet Charlie and go on another tour.
Thanks you very much to all the people who I met in the Scotland and saw my map of Britain. I’ve not been everywhere yet…but I will one day.
I was nervous as it was the first day of my show in Edinburgh and I wanted everything to be right. I have made some placards and covered them with book-cover-film to keep the rain off. They look proper good.
At the show there were hiccups of a technical nature. The little telly I had got for the show had got damp and would not work and 5 minutes before the end of the show there was a power cut and all the lights and microphone went off. I went very quiet and thought my first show had ended before its time then realised that I could talk and the people could still hear my jokes in the dark so that was alright. The lights came on again and the people could leave the room – it was a good show.
By the time I went home to the flat it was dark and I got lost end ended up in a place called dynamic earth which is a big white dome. I met some drunken men who were sitting in a corner and told them some jokes. They told how to find my way back to where I was going across some grass and over what I thought was really shiny concrete but was actually water. I have broken my shoes and will need to get some new ones.
On the second day I was on the Royal Mile flyering and Jimeon walked past. When I said ‘Hello Jimeon’ he dropped his golf club that he was carrying, hen picked it up and chatted to me. I do not know Jimeon but thought it was polite to say hello, I would not like to get on the wrong side of a man who carries an iron golf club down the royal mile.
The second show was much better than the first and there is a new joke too. I walked home the right way and found 10p on the ground.
I bought a new biro for 45p, then another better rollerball pen for a pound. I was meeting the publicity man and wanted to look professional. At the meeting we both had a cup of tea and the waitress brought it in a pot, so I decided to take charge and be mother.
On the evening there was the launch party. Lots of people were socially networking in the room and it got a bit cramped. There were lots of men with long hair, beards, glasses and hats on who looked like they were in disguise but weren’t.
There were one or two well known comedians and many more I did not know. I decided it was much easier to sit down on a small stool and watch instead of taking part so I did. A lot of people were trying to be seen but not be noticed which is hard to explain but this is what they were doing. Some people looked a me as I was sitting on the small stool on my own looking at them. One person said hey had seen me ans liked my stuff. I met with some Manchester comedians and we queued up for a free hog roast sandwich with apple sauce and crackling.
Later on I got excited when I saw Charlie Chuck sitting in a the corner of a room. He is ace and I said hello to him. I will go to his show.
On the way home I saw Terry Alderton and Tim Vine talking outside a chip shop and waved at them even though they do not know me.