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.