Comedy on the Edge has been a place where the audience has often been largely comedians watching other comedians: where newbies brave the open mic, where not-so-newbies test longer sets, and where established pros drop in at short notice to try out 5 minutes of new material and see what sticks before the night’s MC & headliner wrap up the show. It’s still all those things, but now even better!
Whilst I must admit that I am happy that I know longer need to write the words ‘Quest For The Best’ together again for at least a few months (I must have written it at least a hundred times in the lead up to the event) I am feeling a little bit hollow without the date looming towards me anymore.
Well the big Quest For The Best Final is just a couple of sleeps away and I for one am very excited!
Wow what a difference a week makes!
This has been a very interesting week for me as far as comedy goes.
What initially seemed expensive actually turned out to be very cheap when you consider I was lucky enough to watch Jimeoin, Akmal, Arj Barker, Tripod, Axis of Awesome, Heath Franklin’s Chopper, Mad Max the remix, John Robertson, Toby Coleman, Seizure, Keasty, Mickey D, Greg Fleet, Rick Shapiro, Matthew Hardy, Nick Sun, Sam Bowring, Sally Kimpton, Chris Wainhouse, Paul Warnes, Alan Glover, Felicity Ward and Peter Berner all in the one day!
The sixth instalment of the “From Zero To…Somewhere Slightly Higher Than Zero” Chronicles
I would love feedback from other comedians (or people who enjoy stand up comedy) on this point. Do patrons leave their ethics at the door and know that a comedians goal is to make them laugh and not to offend them or do they take whatever views you express on stage as gospel and hold the comedian accountable for them?
The fourth instalment of the “From Zero To Somewhere Slightly Higher Than Zero” Chronicles!
“As soon as I finish a set I immediately want to get straight home and start working on my material. Inevitably I end up at the bar and 3 hours later have no recollection of how to spell the word comedy let alone what it was that I wanted to change but still there is a lesson in there somewhere.”