14 February 2010

Funny Man

I've always fancied myself a bit of a funny person; I could always come up with a fairly humourous one-liner when I needed to, and as I got older, I got more confident and started doing this more and more often.

That was fun. But what was even more fun (or funner, as some of my students say, and, if you will allow me to go on a tangent, is a real word that my spellcheck recognises, even through it doesn't recognise spellcheck, humourous, or even recognise).......I sort of got lost.....ah, yes! What was even more fun was going up on stage and doing Stand Up for the first time.

Don't get me wrong: it's a pants-shittingly scary experience: I wrote down ideas for months before I had enough stuff for seven onstage, and only got the chance to perform four minutes' worth. When I got onstage at the Amman Stand Up Comedy Festival, I had actually been to the toilet five times in the hour and a bit I'd spent backstage. It was pretty scary.

But it all went reasonably well. If you'd like to, you can see it here.

Anyway, what I'm trying to do is artificially inflate the number of views, but all's fair in love and war and stand up comedy, no?

If you liked this, myself and a few friends are due to be performing at Books@Cafe in the very near future. It'll be free, so come on down and enjoy a night of laughs. I'll give you the details as soon as I have them.

And remember: Your support is important! Starting a Jordanian comedy scene is a lofty goal, but it also lets me charge people money to talk about their products. So do the right thing!