Special midweek newsflash
If I had more time, I would have written a shorter, funnier letter
Just a quick note to tell you a few things I thought were so fucking important that I arrogantly decided it was worth burdening you with an extra email. Who the fuck do I think I am?
The Groovie Comedy gig in Hammersmith this Saturday 11th December is cancelled because the venue’s been booked for Montenegran Hannukah or something. You weren’t going to come anyway, but I just wanted you to know.
I’m still looking for a bringer to come to Not Another Comedy Night in Herne Hill next Wednesday (15th Dec). Let me know if you’re up for it. It’s right by the station.
Huge thanks to all the people who came to see me in Brighton yesterday. Due to the efforts of two readers of this newsletter who very kindly dragged their friends to see my filth, it turned out that the majority of the audience was there to see me. I am waiting to get video of the gig from the promoter so I can show you all the resulting coup de théâtre when I revealed that fact.
Special midweek recommendations
The St Elwick's Neighbourhood Association Newsletter Podcast is very funny. The premise is that a local newsletter run by a wannabe journalist is forced to migrate to podcasting due to lack of funds for printing. Really skewers a certain kind of petty middle class English snobbery. Listen to it from the earliest episode forward. (Thanks AB for the tip!)
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, the best sitcom, is finally back on air in the US. This is series 15. They address the ‘removing episodes of shows if a character did blackface’ thing by doing a callback to previous episodes where they did blackface. It’ll be on Netflix in the UK at some point in 2022, but it’s worth learning how to pirate things to watch it now.
Confidential to ‘Unproductive Comedian, London’
I’m planning to take part in the next Angel Comedy Writing Gym which is this Saturday 11th December, 12pm to 3pm. It has been a Zoom thing up until recently, so I wasn’t interested, but this is a real physical event in the Bill Murray, so it’s a good opportunity to meet comedians in the real world and inhale any droplets and aerosols they emit. Plus I think you’re supposed to write jokes.
Just thought I would let you know in case you wanted to join me, or avoid me.
Tickets free from here: