I always hate the day before a gig that falls during the working week. Not the twenty-four hours before a gig, but the day time before a gig. Mainly because I am sitting in an office, doing work (or what passes for work) and trying to go over in my head what jokes will be pulled out of the hat.

It isn't a nerves thing, or at least I don't think it is. I think it might be more of a perfectionist thing. I practice the material, I have the jokes in my head, but I wouldn't mind having a few more runs at the jokes leading up to the actual gig.

But then I bet every comic out there thinks along the same lines. Maybe not the ones that do comedy full time and actually manage to pay the bills at the end of the month, but any of the ones that run in the same or similar circles as myself. This whole having a daytime job really interferes with perfecting your comedy :D.

I have tweaked the set since the last round, so I will try and get a video of it tonight just for record purposes. Also I like to watch the videos afterwards to see where jokes fell, what worked, etc.

Still haven't had a proper chance to sit down and splice together those two videos from the last gig to get the multiangle thing going, but I got the video file at least so that's half the battle.

Now I go in search of tea or coffee, because as always I have a migraine on the day of a gig. Go figure.

If only those bastard things could vote then I wouldn't mind one tagging along to the gig :|.


Tags: comedy

Shortie | Tue, 04 May 10 10:58:55 +0100

Stupid graine on gig day grrrrr x

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