This is my final poster for the new show. Very very excited to be writing it at the moment. I have some pretty sick new ideas and plan on working this show hard for a wee while to come. Please do let me know what you think of the poster. It was the work of Durban comic Dusty Rich. Dusty is a damn fine tattoo artist and kindly did the work for me. I am going to work hard to get that buff in real life though. Check them out for more info. http://www.gigposterco.wordpress.com
I have been doing this comedy lark now for a good few years. Started it all off on Womans Day in 2004. It was tons of fun, and it sort of stuck. I worked in the UK for as long as I could bear the long trips in the car and the shit weather.
Im sort of finding my comedy mojo at the moment. My new show is underway. I have performed two shows previously at the National Arts Festival and let me be the first to say, They were shit.
Well when I say first. I think other people actually beat me to that. I got a shitty review or two and basically hated what I was doing. The first show “Get-Up Stand-Up” was much better than the latter one, “Things that make me happy” but I swore to myself, that I would make this upcoming show, something that I was prepared to put my name to and my passion.
So I called it something a little off centre. It is called “Hellpants and the FBPK”
Now Hellpants is my twitter name. And the FBPK? well that is what I am writing about.
2010 was seriously the strangest year of my life. I am not going to say that it sucked. Cos it didnt. It sucked that I had my accident, It sucked that I was so badly injured for so long. But the year was awesome. I met my fiancee’, I learned a thing or two about life…. and I learned to be funny again. I think.
I may come across to some folks as an opinionated tit-head at times. But underneath my grumpy persona lies the heart of a kindly passionate man. Granted. My passions may have been self-serving. But this is all changing or changed already.
I am looking at taking the show on the road later in the year. In the meantime i am compliing my materail and sketches into a cohesive show. Something I havent been able to achieve before. I just need to get my Autovilla Kombi Camper sorted out… and I will be on my way. I just got news of the venue I am in. I have ten performances booked for the Scout Hall. The ideal venue for me. My posters are being designed and printed shortly, advertising is being booked and PR getting sorted.
I really do hope this turns out the way I am hoping. And I hope you bloody well come to see it too.