I’m back at work.
People are often surprised that I have a day job. They think that I drift around the fringes of the comedy world earning money by magical means; however this is the real world so I go into work at 8am every day and leave at 4pm. Exactly what I do in that time will remain a secret but it involves an office and a computer.
There is a good reason for keeping my job a secret, by doing so I am able to keep it totally separate from the stuff I do in a very public and often embarrassing (for others) way. In fact I have put so much distance between the two jobs that it often feels like I’m stepping in and out of the Matrix. Happily the day job isn’t horrible and I even like my boss, so transition between the spheres isn’t too jarring. However this does leave me asking myself: which is the real world?
OK, yes, I am aware that they are both the real world, but which one do I choose?
Do I choose the regular income and dependability of the day job until I retire and die?
…do I attempt to carve out a career as a comedian?
Of course there’s no real competition, I know exactly what I want to do.
So this website will be changing soon. Those of you with a long memory may remember when this was the website of a comedian. It had a gig listing and other nonsense pertinent to a chap who shouted swears on a stage. Well, these will return and this blog will form part of the site but will no longer be on the front page. This is going to be a long hard slog but I invite you to keep coming back to watch my mental breakdown. The gig list will be empty for a long time as I try out new material at open mic nights and find my feet again. You will also see a change in my contributions to The Gentleman’s Review. At the moment I roll out of bed and mumble into a microphone, which has served me well until now but that doesn’t do me or the listeners justice.
In other news we are working on a The Gentleman’s Review show. It looks like it will be me and Andy doing a sketch and stand-up show based around the idea of a podcast. It has been done before but we want to do it better.
But for the time being, the day job will continue, because it keeps me sane and with a roof over my head.
CUE: Eye of the Tiger and roll montage.
CUT TO: Man in a cheap hotel room, wanking and crying.
One thought on “Coming Soon”
The very best of luck to you. Love the podcast (Steve), it’s very funny indeed so I’m sure your comedy will be er… gold. And stuff.