I will be joining Will Self for an hour of conversation at Brighton’s Komedia club, on the 24th January 2011 at 7.30pm.
Last year’s performance at the Komedia was sold out, and went very well. I floundered. As I always do. But Will was on excellent form. I take it as a compliment that the sole reviewer of the show thought it was scripted. It was not. The reviewer described us as “Coming across as a kind of intelligent and less shocking Derek and Clive, the pair offered up their wisdom to the floor, counselling audience members with physical ailments, commitment issues and financial woes.”
I have no idea what this next show will hold, except that it asks what is new about the New Year? Certainly time has slowed down in the last ten years, its sluggardly pace caused by cultural stasis and repetition; the X Factor is always the Christmas number one, Stephen Fry is always on the telly, and I am forever putting the bins out.