More mirth to be mined

This week, I have been trying out some material I had earmarked for a small portion of my Edinburgh show. But it would seem that it has considerable legs.

I don’t know if I have actually given the title of my Edinburgh show on here yet. It is called ‘Alex Love: Fear and Loathing’. It’s quite a simple theme really, it’s about things that scare me and things I don’t like.

One of the best things about doing stand-up comedy is that it gives you a chance to settle petty old scores from years ago and have the final word. For the most part, these are things that the other people involved have long-forgotten.

I am fortunate that I have a number of old scores that need settling. My olde enemies may have often won the battles many moons ago, but they have no chance of winning the war because they are unaware that it is even still going on. And when they do realise what’s happening, it’ll be too late. The damage will have been done and they will have been defeated.

Anyway, I tested a brand new five minutes out on Wednesday. It was very far from being polished and definitely needs tightening up; but, although they weren’t consistent throughout the set, there were some of the biggest laughs I have received from totally new material.

I tried it out again on Thursday and it definitely feels like there is a lot more mirth I can mine from it.

Last week, I could have written another entry if I wanted to. We had the magnificent Tony Law along to headline Ruby Tuesdays, and on Thursday I was performing on a radio mic over in a large bar where there was no actual stage area, with several cavernous spaces around the place and the PA meant you could be heard everywhere by people who were having a comedy night forced upon them. It is the entry that never was.

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