Monthly Report – April 2016

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Monthly Report – April 2016

Summary of April 2016 –

In April I focused heavily on the tour. I’ve now got 20+ dates in and I am looking at booking 3 theatres to just over stretch myself that little bit further. I also booked 31 gigs in May (which is now 33). This sounds awesome but it’s over 17 days which means I won’t be sleeping much. But enough about May, this is about April.

April I did the Bath comedy festival and had an awesome time [read my blog about it here OR watch my video about it here]. Also headlined a few places and had some clubs I did in the first quarter of the year come back to me to offer me progression / paid work, which felt pretty bloody awesome.

I had a few paid gigs cancel on me which is a bit annoying, but the amount I am earning from writing and gigs is going up which is promising. 

I was also quite proud I’ve been juggling my day job and gigging pretty well. The amount of organisation which this has taken has been immense (just for one example, I did three gigs in one night after a 9 hour day of work for the first and possibly last time). It is only by sitting down and going through my Today Lists to write this blog I realised how much I’ve been doing (I always feel like I’ve never done enough).

Gig breakdown –

Date Gig Name Position Other info Daily Blog
2nd Crack Comedy Open – Progression Unpaid  
3rd Angel Comedy Open – Progression Unpaid  
4th EP 47 – Ally Wilson – Head of Live at CKP Productions   
7th  Backyard Comedy Open – Progression  Unpaid  
9th Best of the Bath Fringe Middle Unpaid  
10th Buddhism & Cats Solo show Paid  
12th Ealing Studios Middle Unpaid  
12th GnB Headline first half Unpaid
12th Phoenix Artist Club Preview Unpaid
15th Piccadilly Comedy Club Open – Progression Unpaid
16th Piccadilly Comedy Club Open – Progression  Unpaid  
16th EP48 – David Mulholland – Big Cheese at the Soho Comedy Club
18th CTRL + Alt + Comedy Headline Unpaid  
20th Colchester Preview Open Unpaid  
21st Goodenough College Open Unpaid (dinner inc)  
24th EP49 – The European Comedy Festival Network – Live Q&A
27th Buddhism & Cats Solo Show (Kent) Paid  
28th Eastbourne Uni  Middle Spot Paid  

Future prep –

How many future gigs did you book? 50
 How many future podcast guests did you book? 2

Podcasts made / released –

EP 47 Ally Wilson – Head of Live at CKP Productions
EP 48 David Mulholland – Big Cheese at the Soho Comedy Club
EP 49 The European Comedy Festival Network – Live Q&A

Other Projects / Things –

  • Send my book off to Amazon for formatting.
  • Started booking guests for my new podcast.
  • Applied for the Nottingham and Liverpool Fringe Festivals.
  • Started work on the “conference” for the podcast (looks like I’ll do it in October).
  • Booked my Edinburgh accommodation.
  • Gained 12 new emails for the newsletter [join here if you fancy it].
  • Purchased business cards to give away at gigs to people who like my jokes [you can see them here].
  • Got spotted out and about by a twitter follower which was really flipping lovely. 



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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