With a new job starting and plenty of life admin to get on with September was a quiet month on the comedy front. My own shows aside, I didn't do much else and instead focussed on writing, compiling a promo video with Edinburgh footage, setting up my new night in Leyton and booking what amounts to a small but perfectly formed UK tour over the October half term. The "tour" as it stands is currently four dates long but could go one better with a London show thrown into the mix. Something I'm waiting on but will hopefully come through.
Post-festival I've decided less is more and rather than trapse the open mics three times a week I'm focussing on fewer, but bigger, shows. With new songs in the offing I will need to road test them somewhere but that's probably taken care of with Famous First Words (who I remain a firm supporter of, though no longer a booker) and a couple of my preferred new act nights around Hackney. Yesterday I celebrated another booking that's actually paid and though I don't really need the money I appreciate the investment.
I've also hacked out what I think will approximate to a full Edinburgh show for 2017 but need to get that worked out to a greater degree in the next few months as I'm looking to do a few of the other festivals in the run-up. I hear good things about Hastings and will probably also look to Brighton given how close it is. Any other recommendations are very much welcomed. I've also set my sights on the Musical Comedian of the Year awards who open applications in just over a week.
Tight-Tens will also hopefully be heading across the border next summer too. Currently I'm considering MCing in a toga.
I feel some sub-headed sections coming on...
Andy quirk's Half Term Micro-Tour of the UK
21.10.16 - Yellow Comedy @ Reason Coffee and Bookstore, Watford
23.10.16 - Hotwater Comedy @ The Holiday Inn, Liverpool
26.10.16 - Komedy Krackers @ Caroline On Brunswick, Brighton
28.10.16 - Charity Fundraiser @ The Red Bull, Cambridge
Stand Up at the Leyton Star
A full length show in the second half preceded by a first half of 8 minute support sets. First one on October 20th.
Good Grief, A Video Showreel