The gig guide, which serves as a memorial to the gigs I've done as well as a schedule of what's coming up, is now updated to show what I'll be up to for the rest of the year. Hopefully, I'll do more than is written. Equally, however, I've decided to be a little bit more careful about travelling huge distances for short spots with no fee. Basically, I can't afford to give myself away (even if I'm only worth giving away) as much as I was before August. It's been a fun few months doing stand-up so far, but it will become a very expensive and unsatisfactory hobby if I continue doing it as before.
The gig at the Hyena tonight showed me my limitations. I can make an audience laugh, but some of my material and some of my delivery runs the risk of losing momentum. I may simply have to learn to be funnier... or bigger. Bizarrely, I think it's down to the size of my stage persona and the size of the laughs I'm trying to raise. Who would have thought I'd want to be bigger?
Post gig groupies are an interesting side to this business... I should point out that I'm only capable of talking, which is probably good, since that's all I'm marked for.