Sorry I have been slack in writing lately. The last week has been very busy and this week I am on earlies. So lack of sleep and feeling a bit worse for wear has made me quite unproductive after work.
Got to go
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So, here I am again at the Edinburgh Festival. My middle section is becoming softer and rounder from imbibing impressive amounts of beer every night and I fear I may be developing scurvy from the lack of fresh fruit and vegetables in my diet.
I don’t know what it is about the festival but it always seems that eating healthily is tantamount to treason. Get caught eating raw carrots and you’ll be vilified at every corner.
If you’ve never been, you should really go. It’s the biggest arts festival in the world (its nearest competitor is in
For most of the year,
Some say that the locals hate the festival but I don’t agree. I think what they hate is having to move back in with their parents for a month so that they can let out their flats. For a month. C’est la vie. Tee hee hee.
This year, I’m working on two shows - the charming and intelligent Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective and the wonderfully bizarre Hans Teeuwen. Both of the shows have garnered 5 star reviews, which I reckon are well earned.
Being a show-manager for comedians is, I imagine, somewhat akin to being a mother duck … that is if the mother duck had to constantly re-assure her ducklings about ticket sales, crowd responses and that yes, indeed they would grow into beautiful swans that could play a 1000-seater. Quack quack indeed … and then I shake my tail, adjust my dislodged, chick-pecked feathers and dive below the water for a bit of peace and quiet.