Win Dong Gong
I beat the gong; paltry July-August 2022 dates
A gong show is a comedy show where the audience is allowed to vote you off if they don’t think you’re funny. I’ve done five gong shows so far, but last night at the Ding Dong Gong Show, I actually got through 5 minutes without being gonged off!
Doesn’t sound that impressive when you write it down, but it’s a big deal for me. I’ll post video when I have it. Here’s what happened when I tried to do my popular ‘owl bit’ at Ding Dong Gong back in May.
Speaking of burning bridges, I did a gig in a pub in Colindale that is full of memorabilia of the Mediaeval Baebes, a band of attractive female vocalists who do mediaeval-style songs. There is all posters and mandolins and that. This is apparently because the owner of the pub is married to one of the Baebes.
Of course you aren’t supposed to reference the Baebes in your set, which resulted in various comics referencing them and culminating in this:
Here is everything I have booked so far up until the end of August. Scroll past this section to see some recommendations and links.
Tuesday July 12th 7:30pm - Rats, Islington
I’m doing 5, but I get an extra minute for every audience member I bring, so please consider coming to this if you want to see my tight 6.
Day & Night Bar, 58 Penton St, London N1 9PZ
Wednesday July 13th 8pm - JEST Another Comedy Club, St Albans
A rare trip outside London.
The Crown pub, 144-146 Hatfield Rd, St Albans AL1 4JA
Sunday July 17th 3:30pm - G&B Cabaret Afternoon, Kings Cross
By popular demand, I will be dressed as a dog and performing stand-up from a dog’s perspective. Now with moving ears! I need a bringer for this so please get in touch if you want to see it.
Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX
Tuesday July 19th 6:30pm - Lolipops, Southwark
The early show. Make sure you come to the right White Hart pub as there are two in this area.
The White Hart, 22 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0UG
Monday July 25th 7pm - Angel Comedy RAW
This is a big deal for me, so if you haven’t seen me for a while, please come and support me at this one.
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Walk, London N1 8DY
Tuesday August 2nd 7pm - Gap Tooth, Pimlico
Constitution pub, 42 Churton St, London SW1V 2LP
NEW: Tuesday August 9th - Secret Comedy Club, BRIGHTON
Artista Cafe And Gallery, Hove
Wednesday August 17th and Monday August 22nd 10:30pm - Roast Battle EDINBURGH
How cool is this?
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Monday August 22nd 7:30pm - Doing Bits at The Three Sisters during Edinburgh Fringe
The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JS
Today’s special recommendations (market prices)
Here’s my newly updated list of Things I wish I'd known when I started stand-up, which has attracted praise and accusations of hypocrisy from fellow acts.
There’s a new series of Stephen Merchant’s The Outlaws and so far it’s at least as good as S01.
Remember when I kept recommending Liz Kingsman’s One-Woman Show? She won some award for it.
I’m streaming my attempts to kill Hitler (in Sniper Elite 5) on Twitch at https://twitch.tv/dr1pgrind - note that when you tune in, you’re not just watching me play the game, I’m also maintaining an informative and hilarious commentary the whole time (although I may go a bit quiet if things are getting tricky). I’ll be streaming live an hour after you receive this. If you have a Twitch account, please subscribe so I can become a Twitch affiliate and make bank. Here’s a clip where I kill Hitler completely by accident.
Nathan Fielder has a new project called The Rehearsal coming out July 15 on some Yank channel that will force me to pirate it:
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