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||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|
|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.