I have now completed five weeks of the Tringe Festival Roving Comedy Night Stand Up Comedy Course led by the brilliant Logan Murray, which means there are only three sessions left before the gig night in Tring on Sunday 1st July. Three of the pubs we are performing in have already sold out and the final one has only a handful of tickets left so at least we know we are going to be playing to full houses. The course is going really well, it’s great fun and I am learning lots, been doing loads of writing and looking forward to putting my five minute set together and working on it to get it word perfect for my debut Stand Up comedy performance.
The Tringe Comedy Festival has some brilliant acts on across the three weeks that it runs for more details visit their website http://www.get-stuffed.biz/tringe/
I am a massive fan of Derren Brown, and have been for many years watching all his TV shows and earlier this year reading his autobiography. The other week I finally got round to seeing him live for the first time performing his current show Svengali at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. It was a fantastic night, so amazing to see him perform in front of my own eyes in the same room. He walked past me at one point when he was doing something that involved him walking round the venue and I have to confess I did get a little bit too excited. I would not dream about giving anything away about the show, but it really is mind blowing and if you get the chance to see it, you will leave the theatre stunned by how he could have done any of the things you have just witnessed. It was a pleasure to watch the man on stage working his magic.
Today I have just got back from hosting the Mix 96 Tour De Vale Bike Ride at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Always a pleasure to work with the team at WheelPower who are the national charity for Wheelchair Sport. It was great to meet T53 Wheelchair athlete Nikki Emerson to, she was brilliant giving out the medals to all the finishers, all of whom did a great job. I was just simply doing what I do best messing around on a microphone helping to set all the cyclists off and welcome them back in when they finished.
It was a lot warmer than I realised and therefore I have now got a very red face which is not ideal, let us hope that is not the case after I finish my Stand Up comedy gig on the 1st July. There will be another update on the way before then in a couple of weeks. Have fun. Neil.