I've just done something quite foolhardy. I hope I can make it pay off, though. I got offered a gig in Maidenhead on 14th March. Thing is, I've already got a gig in Farnham on the same date. So, I looked into it, the two are 35 miles apart, I'm due on stage at 9.15 at the first and I'm closing the show at the second. So... well, I agreed to do the second one. I've told the second gig organiser what I'm planning and it could work.
Admittedly, it would not take too many factors going off key to totally ruin the night, but I'm optimistic. I'll make it work. Somehow.
In a week's time, it will be the day after and I guess I'll be reporting whether I succeeded in the dual mission of turning up to both gigs AND making people laugh at them.
Amusingly, I start the evening as a 10 minute open spot and end it as a 25 minute headliner. That's career progression!