Belated happy 9/11
It's gonna be a quiet week... unless you're free this afternoon
Did you know that the Queen officially celebrates 9/11 on the second Saturday of June, not on the actual date? The practice originated with Edward VII, who wanted to celebrate 9/11 in summer to increase the chances of good weather for the ceremony.
I apologise for typing that. Please rest assured that I’m doing everything I can to make sure it gets deleted before I send the newsletter.
I didn’t have many gigs planned for this week, although in the time elapsed between writing the subheading for this post and writing this paragraph, I got accepted for something on Tuesday, so it’s in fact not that bad.
The main thing I want you all to know is that I still don’t have a ‘bringer’ for G & B comedy this afternoon (Sunday 12th) (see the explanation of what a bringer is at the bottom of the newsletter from last week). Sorry for the short notice! If you’re at a loose end and interested then just reply to this email. It’s a nice venue and you’ll see some good acts (better than me). I’ll also happily buy you a drink or two and a meal (the pub has really nice burgers/snacks). Also the MC does a free magic show in between the halves.
Enough undignified begging. I can always just cancel. :(
Sunday 12th September 4pm - G & B Comedy, King’s Cross
Free but donations will be encouraged on the way out.
Star of Kings, 126 York Way, N1 0AX
Tuesday 14th September 7pm - Groovie Grove, Hammersmith *
I just got accepted for this. I recommend attending just to see the MC, Bunny Hopkyns, who is a hilarious bluesman/acid casualty character.
This is technically supposed to be a musical/character comedy night so I guess I’ll need to take my act in an exciting new direction over the next couple of days…
Tickets are £5.98 from here:
Sunday 19th September 8pm - Monkey Business, Camden *
This is a very reputable comedy club. God knows why they booked me but it’s exciting. Doors 7pm so get there a bit early and enjoy the 2 for 1 cocktails and meal deals. Try the fish.
Tickets are £7.50 from here:
I’m working on putting up a nicely edited video of Duffy trouncing me in our roast battle on Sunday.
Here is a clip of the moment I lost the audience at G & B last Tuesday trying a new ‘joke’:
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Everyone knows that films based on videogames are terrible. And that party game Werewolf (aka Mafia) where you have to guess which player is a ‘traitor’ is also terrible. But somehow the film adaptation of a videogame based on that terrible party game turned out well: Werewolves Within (2021) is actually a solid comedy-horror film. It’s cheap to rent on Apple TV and Amazon Prime streaming services at the moment. It also features Milana Vayntrub who is a very pretty lady.
Did you know that the last two episodes of this season of Rick & Morty are out? Even though I have it favourited on both All4 and JustWatch, neither app bothered to send me any kind of notification. Watching the season finale gave me the feeling that the writers were overestimating my intelligence (you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick & Morty etc etc)… but I was pretty drunk and tired when I watched it and I can’t wait to watch it again.