Thursday, 21 August 2008

Cock Tales

Excellent news - our mate (& compere to our London shows) Mike Wozniak has been nominated for Best Newcomer at the comedy awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Which just goes to show where 6 long years of medical school and hard work for postgraduate exams can get you...

He tells a few... er... male genital-orientated stories in his set; I was quite amused that, when one of the audience members sitting near me whispered "What's that?" to her neighbour, Mike kindly furnished her with some rather graphic detail - unaware that she's actually a Urologist (a.k.a A Cock Doc) who had just misheard his previous sentence!

The last few shows that Adam & I did went really well. It seems that we had a larger proportion of fans at those final gigs - people not only mouthing the words but even singing along to songs; I was quite surprised that there were a couple of people who were joining in with the new songs that we'd never performed before Edinburgh - I think they must've already seen the show earlier in the week and come back for more! Fair enough...

So Mike's still there performing every night. Meanwhile Adam & I are at work again. I've finally got my voice back. It had started to tire after a while; I found that alcohol wasn't helping loosen my vocal cords on stage - I'd tried whisky, dry cider... the only thing that helped was my own concoction of a glass of hot but not boiling water, with a slice of lime in it. It was only when I'd realised where I'd seen it before that I came up with a name for it: The Fingerbowl.

3-days off now - hurrah for the long weekend!
-S-

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray for Mike - he is awesome. Saw him at the Bedford shows and he was funny enough that I almost bought him a drink at the bar, than ran away in case he thought I was one of those pathetic girls who only hangs around after the gig to try and shag the comedians.

On a related note, my attendance at 3 of your shows means that so far I have paid over £33. Which must at least entitle me to a hand job or something. How do I claim it?

Anonymous said...

who gets the handjob?

Anonymous said...

Whoever is easiest to overpower.

Anonymous said...

Boo, stupid age restrictions don't allow us all (me) the joys of seeing one of your shows.
If it wasn't for the fact that I look about six years old, I'd be up there with a fake ID like a shot! :D

anise76 said...

Bitter lemon is really good for sorting your vocal cords before you go onstage. I used to be able to do a 2-set gig with flu after drinking some of that.

Scott said...

Crazy, just found out via your mailer for your Bedford shows that I went to school with Mike. Rather fancied his sister as it happens. Loving the tache, I'll come see one of these shows!