Monthly Report – June 2016

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Monthly Report – June 2016


Summary of June 2016 –

This month was a weird mix of prepping for the 2nd half of the year and enjoying all the rewards from the hardwork from the first few months of 2016. I did a bunch of tour dates (see the vlog below for more info) and booked a 2nd DVD record in August [please come].

I gained about 30 new email addresses for my mailing list, which doesn’t sound much, but 1 per day is pretty good. I also wrote some new jokes which was awesome as I was getting a little tired of just doing the same 10-15 around the place. I also got booked for more paid future work than I’ve ever had before. It’s a great feeling when you get a sense of momentum in your working life. 

The main thing I’d improve on is saving money and trying to have a life. I managed to get one evening off to myself every 2 weeks and only really managed to get out and enjoy myself socially once (and that was spontaneous). I need to have more of a life. The balance has to be there or I’ll have nothing to write about and to butcher a classic quote “All work and no play makes Simon a dull boy”.

Vlogumentary. [YouTube Channel | Watch the Series] –

Navigation (2016). [Fringe Reports]

Jan | Feb | March | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

Podcasts made / released. [iTunes | Web link]

EP 53 Earl Okin – Why there are so few good musical comedians.
EP 54 Karen Koren – Founder of the Gilded Balloon
EP 55 Mick Perrin – The secrets behind the global touring network.

Future prep. [Upcoming gigs page]

How many future gigs did you book? 5
How many future podcast guests did you book? 1

Other Projects / Things

  • Made another video blog with more production value and effort [watch it here].
  • Did 3 “tour shows” in Edinburgh.
  • Applied and have been accepted for the Liverpool Comedy Festival.
  • Applied for the Nottingham Comedy Festival.
  • I sold some more books! (still available, please email me for more info – £5 digital, £11 paperback including UK P&P!)
  • Started working on a format for a new talk-based podcast (hoping that’ll be out after Edinburgh).
  • Started uploading the ATI podcasts to YouTube to help with exposure [find them here].
  • Invested more time into starting a new podcast (really need to get this off the ground).
  • Booked a 2nd DVD record date as the first one didn’t come out the way I wanted it (you should come!).



Buddhism & Cats – Derby
ParaPod recording
Reading Gig {paid}
3 4
Helen Zaltzman Pod recording
 6  7  8 
Rob Popper Pod recording
Buddhism & Cats – split show with Ellie Taylor
10 11 
Simon Abraham’s (Melbourne Fringe) Pod recording)
Buddhism & Cats – Edinburgh
The Stand Edinburgh {unpaid open spot} 
14  15
Karen Koren Pod recording
Michael Redmond Pod recording.
Buddhism & Cats – Leith
18 19
Pick of the Fringe (unpaid)
Buddhism & Cats – Brighton Fringe
20 21 22
Preview – Colchester {paid}
23 24 25
26Preview – Hastings Fringe
Electric mouse {unpaid 10}
Loose Brie comedy showcase {unpaid 10}
29 30
Lightbox {Paid 15}



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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