Ok, so why have I finally succumbed to a writing a blog? well, I think I find myself in a fairly unique position in that I’m a budding stand up (114th show last night..went well, thanks very much), I’m also a promoter, running two comedy clubs in Frome, Somerset – the Submarine Comedy Club and the Cheesy Grin Comedy Club and run other nights outside of Frome as and when. I started running comedy clubs because there wasn’t anything happening in Frome and I like comedy, then I started stand up as sometimes the acts weren’t here on time (Frome is always further away than you think) and the audience needed entertaining!
Anyway, last year, I thought I should get up to Edinburgh to see what’s going on there and I was lucky enough to be chosen to be on the Fosters comedy panel. It was a fantastic opportunity, I saw about 120 shows, and made lots of new friends and connections, following that, I got selected this February to be on the Leicester Comedy Festival panel, which meant two weeks over that way reviewing lots and lots of shows in the very early stages of development. I’m now heading back to Edinburgh this summer to work for Fosters Comedy Awards as a scout for 10 days, its going to be swell and I’m really looking forward to the experience.
And that’s why I came up with the ‘Comedian inside’, yes, I’m a fledgling stand up…getting sporadic paid work, which is nice but also I’m reviewing shows as fairly as I can (always look for the positive) and looking to promote comedy in the South West and beyond.
So, what you going to get from this blog? well, gig reviews – def, gig stuff surrounding ones I’ve put on -yep, Edinburgh and other festival – discreetly covered. Whatever else comes to mind….