Archive for the ‘standup’ Category

John Flood Standup

Friday, April 17th, 2009 at 18:55

I battle the demons–aliens speaking to me from space, denying me the right to criticize Hawking, Hamas, houses, and black holes! This is me doing standup…at the George…god help us… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7DMepl1lwM&hl=en&fs=1] And here’s the link to John Flood, the plumber’s youtube video. I think it’s better than mine!






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Apres Comedy

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 at 15:06

This is me. The last two nights I’ve had little sleep. The first I was worrying about the countdown to my first ever standup gig. And for the second, I was happy it was over and so high on andrenalin. The feedback I’ve received tells me the gig went well. The disparity between the way […]






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Countdown to Comedy

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 at 15:42

This is the countdown to my first ever (and last??) standup performance. It’s on Wednesday 19 November and the details are below. If you click on the name of the pub you get a Google maps reference. STAND UP SHOW With graduates from Chris Head‘s stand up comedy course Wednesday 19th November at:Wilmington Arms pub […]






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What the Hell's Your Persona?

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at 10:02

Preparing new material to perform in front of one’s peers week on week in the comedy class is bloody hard. Especially when there are other things going on like moving home, starting teaching new classes, and dealing with a big “mancold”. (I have a friend in Oxford to thank for that.) Somewhere along the line […]






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Weird Personas

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 at 11:55

The personas are coming to the fore now the more we perform in class. There’s the City boy, the charmer, the self-deprecator, the mouth and more. None of them has been forced but you can see an element of inner struggle as the persona works its way through the layers of consciousness we overlay on […]






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