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Dreadful Nonsense

"I've read your blog. it's really funny. you should write a column." - Jon Ronson

I finally went to see a comedy gig last night, the first one for me since October, which is a dreadful long time, considering last August I saw over 70 shows in 3 and a half weeks. I didn't realise quite to what extent I was suffering from under exposure to stand up comedy until I started playing Predict The Punchline with the acts, and I wasn't doing terribly well. Usually I can see a punchline coming a mile off, and if I had been on the top of my form, I would have been doing much better - no offence to the acts, none of which I intend to name, but no one was breaking new ground last night. However, I did manage to match set up for punchline for almost the entire 15 minute set of the first act of the night, and so I feel my 'special' talent remains for the most part unharmed by my extended absence. I fully intend to go back next Thursday.

Didn't get home until very late last night / early this morning after going on an entirely unintentional walking tour of the city of Dublin, moving from pub to pub asking bouncers to tell us what was still open and serving. After (I think) the fifth pub, we called it a night at 4am. Which is a shame - in Edinburgh, there is always pub serving drinks somewhere in the city 24 hours a day. This morning, I have woken up with a flea bite on my neck. Make of that what you will.

friday five

At this moment, what is your favorite...

1. ...song?

The entire Ben Folds Five album. And I can't get the cover of Sweet Dreams My LA Ex by Picturehouse on the Even Better Than The Real Thing album out of my head.

2. ...food?
At this moment, I'm still a bit hungover, I think. So all I want is coke and crisps.

3. ...tv show?
Buffy, cos I've been watching that all day, skipping between series with absolutely no regard for continuity.

4. ...scent?
Cigarette smoke in the night air. Honestly.

5. ...quote?
"Everyone that likes comedy is a horrible, hideous, mad, obsessive, ugly freak" - Stewart Graham Lee.


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