Hola. I hope you are all well and enjoying the sun. Everything seems better when the sun is out. ‘Her with one permanent job’ was off work, so we ended up having a picnic and eating middle class foods.
I am making my return to stand up comedy, later tonight (Mon 24th May). It’s at the Iguana bar, Chorlton, Doors 8pm, Show starts just after 9pm, £3 (pay on the door). For some reason and I’m not sure why but I’m not nervous, normally I would be. I’m sure in a few hours I’ll be cacking myself.
I’ve had quite a varied week, for starters, the place I lodge is getting a new bathroom. Due to my ‘relaxed’ working hours, I’ve been in whilst the plumber/electrician has been working. This has meant I’ve got to know him quite well. I’m one of these people who other people feel quite comfortable in my company. This usually means people either tell me about their life history, not long after meeting me, or they feel they can mock me not long after meeting me. I now have a third scenario, cos day two of knowing this workman, he was stood in front of me in just his boxer shorts. I have to admit, I didn’t realise we’d got to that stage of our relationship. I’ll let you know if things move on between us.
Also last week, I watched a couple of films, ‘In the Loop’, it’s a funny film, taking a behind the scenes look at high level politics. I really enjoyed it, although if high level politics is anything like this, then I feel sorry for politicians. (well maybe not all politicians)
Talking of politicians, I’m still having my email discussions with my local Lib Dem MP. I’m not sure how this is going to end but I’m thinking either with me as the first ever black Prime Minister or with this MP being a guest on the radio show I’m involved in and it being a little awkward.
The other film I watched was new film ‘4 Lions’, again I enjoyed it, although it may sound a bit odd to say about a film about British based suicide bombers, but I did think it was going to be funnier. Mainly because it was written by Chris Morris, him of ‘Brass eye’ fame.
And Finally… I was at a party on Saturday night, and apparently when I walked in, one of the other guests said, “Is that Julian Daniel”. ‘HWOPJ’ said “How does it feel to be famous?”
So I said, “Pretty much the same as I did when I was getting up at 6am, earlier in the day to get into the radio station”. This fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Til next week, stay safe!
(original post 24/5/10)