Dec 2015 Report

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Dec 2015 Report

Summary of Dec 2015 –

In December I had to find myself some day time freelance writing work. Thankfully I found about a couple of weeks worth. I also secured a contract for the whole of Jan which will (hopefully) pay off a lot of the festival bills I’ve picked up this month.

I also went out and saw friends more. I needed some time off to write jokes but also live as I have become fairly work focused which wasn’t massively healthy. 

Booking gigs in 2016 proved a pain in the ass as everyone took off the month (as expected) but I managed to grab a load of promoters just before their annual leave. 

Gig breakdown –

Date Gig Name Position Other info Daily Blog
3rd  Oxford, Jerico Cafe Middle  Unpaid. Charity Gig. (Dinner / drinks included)  
7th  Electric Mouse  Middle Unpaid  
 8th Comedy at the Crown Open Spot  Unpaid   
9th Sara CywinskiJessie Botterill Podcast Recordings    
12th  Cancelled – Gig Cancelled – Gig    
13th Cywinski – How to get your comedy / humour book noticed, sold and published by eBury Random House.  
14th  Ally Wilson Podcast Recording.  
17th  The Laughing Bishop Opening Unpaid  
18th  Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled  
20th  My birthday      
22nd  Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled  
27th Jessie Botterill – Literary Agent at Janklow & Nesbit Podcast
29th  Fat After Christmas Opening Unpaid (free drinks)  
30th  Adam Larter Podcast Recording interview    

Future prep –

How many future gigs did you book? 8
 How many future podcast guests did you book? 5

Podcasts made / released –

EP 36 Sara Cywinski – How to get your comedy / humour book noticed, sold and published by eBury Random House. 13th Dec 2015
 EP 37  Jessie Botterill – Literary Agent at Janklow & Nesbit  27th Dec 2015

Other Projects –

  • Booked my biggest solo show to date at the Comedy Cafe (26th Jan 2016 – see event here. It’s Free!)
  • Paid off the Brighton Fringe in time for the early bird special.
  • Researched the Bristol Fringe Festival.
  • Got started (finally) on the Edinburgh Fringe venue mapping project… see it here.
  • Booked into the Brighton Fringe [Fringe Report here]



Simon Caine is a comedian, author, podcaster, writer and social media manager. He's the host of the Ask The Industry Podcast (iTunes link) , writer of jokes for Twitter and teller of gags on the London comedy scene. He's also the person writing this and it is taking all his willpower not to make a "Simon Says" joke.
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