A week today then Sunday 1st July I will be making my Stand Up Comedy debut in four pubs in Tring as the Tringe Comedy Festival gets underway. I will do my newly written five minute set in each venue. I will be spending every spare minute this week practising said routine so I can remember it and perform it perfectly, well that is certainly very much the plan. All the tickets have sold out so each of the locations will be full.
I am very excited about it and I am really looking forward to it, I am not nervous at the moment but I imagine as I stride out on to the stage for the first time that situation may change. The Roving Comedy course I have been on has been brilliant and I would recommend it to anybody, it’s so much fun. We have spent the last seven weeks on a Thursday night mostly just laughing, but at the same time learning loads ofrom the brilliant Logan Murray. A great very supportive and laid back teacher who imparts knowledge and suggestions, while basically still just cracking jokes.
Last Friday I went and saw a great local comedy night at the Aristocrat in Aylesbury, run by someone who did the very course I am doing last year, he has gone on to do pretty well and gigs alot in London. It also featured other members of last years troop of Tring Rovers so it was great to see them up on stage doing their thing. The night was hosted by Logan as his hilarious, if not a little bitter alter ego Ronnie Rigsby. The gig was headlined by the incredibly funny Jen Brister, who I reckon you may be hearing a lot more about soon.
The other week and went and saw my friend Lizzie Frances being excellent in Girls Night at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. It is a really good show but it is really aimed at women I would say as I was one of about only three men in the place watching it.
Last weekend I went away to Bourmemouth for the weekend to get away from all the comedy and relax for a bit, I had a great time. I won at crazy golf, had lunch in Harry Ramsden’s overlooking the sea, did some Karaoke, played a balloon game with a hen party and got a season ticket to go on to the Pier for one pound. The weekend was like the south-coast version of twenty-four hour party people.
This week though it is all about the comedy. Find out how I got on in a couple of weeks. Have fun.