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Just get into the right frame of mind, go up there and be funny... or get the hell off the stage.

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Nick P wrote:
Andy died a horrible death at a young age in a country that largely reviled/ignored him. Ditto Hicks, another meditator.
I'd give it a miss to be honest.

Kauffman toured colleges, was a regular on Saturday Night Live, appeared in one of the most successful sitcoms of it's day and sold out the Carnegie Hall.

Bill Hicks, although not in the Tom Hanks household-name bracket, was well known amongst advocates of the live comedy scene as well as appearing on Letterman many times and was close to securing a TV deal in the UK before he sadly took a turn for the worse.

Both are now deified by comedy fans.

I'd like to be reviled and ignored on that scale.


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Quite a few inaccuracies there, but I can't be arsed even to fin...

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i never die, but I never done gig but i wanna do I saw man in the moon on tv recent


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Put up with it all and roll with the madness. The reason why it's affecting you is because it's slowly driving you crazy. Go with it. You'll have some really bad head fucks some days and that will be after a string of great gigs. Drink lots and cry when that happens. You'll fell better the next day. Take the piss out of your fellow comedians to release tension and get them to do it back. Me and Cousins go on for hours. Have a human whipping post. We've got Bob at the Phoenix. The diaries a great idea. You look back at the shit gigs and laugh. It makes for interesting reading (check out my bad patch in Dec 2003). All in all it's part of what makes you a comedian. Loads of people give up because it get too hot crazy for them. Remember it's also the unsociable hours, lack of sleep, bad food, adrenaline rushes, alcohol and drugs that make you scatty as well. I love it. If only there was lots of casual sex to be had, I’d be really happy.

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how does everyone cope with how unstable it always is.

I am emotionally dead.

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I go back and forth several times a day between loving and hating gigging, but ultimately I couldn't imagine dropping it. If I stopped comedy I'd go back to being another no name paper pusher and that is considerably worse.


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Booze is the answer.

What was the question?

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mikebelgrave wrote:
check out my bad patch in Dec 2003.

I pity the poor woman that had to sleep in that.

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After a couple of Major fuck up involving drinking (and a great number outside of comedy too) I decided to stop altogether, though that's not to say that gigging when pissed didn't work, I had one of my favourite ever gigs absolutely rseholes and managed to get the timing and tone absolutely spot on, and the audience really went with it.

But as I keep my drinking and Drug taking to one time of the year I've avoided drinking at all before or after gigs.

I cope with the "emotional Rollercoaster" by constantly remembering that I've seen acts like John Warburton rip up a room in front of Six punters in mid summer. And I've seen huge nationally known comics die on their hole in front of a packed house. That I've managed to get a better response at some gigs than the "headliner" has and that no matter what happens, if they laugh or don't, that I'll learn something. Last night for instance the first half was the greatest hits, and the secod half was a crowd pleasing: "you've been a good dog for listening to my dark material, here have a biscuit." finalé. But I learned two things, firstly, that as far as possible I should try and use the music I used last night for my intro as it really sets the scene, and that I've got the ability to suddenly rearrange my set to take into account audience response. If I hadn't learned that I'd have learned something else.

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Anthony Miller wrote:
I am emotionally dead.


D-E-A-D ?

Thats not how you spell retarded is it?


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That too.

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mikebelgrave wrote:
check out my bad patch in Dec 2003


Yeah, when IS that going to end?

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mullone wrote:
mikebelgrave wrote:
check out my bad patch in Dec 2003


Yeah, when IS that going to end?

:wink:


From the data and date given one would assume January 2004

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I never improved noticeably till I cut drugs out of performing (pot) and keep my alcohol consuption under 2 pints (3 Classic glasses roughly)

I'm more nervous but better off with less alcohol. It's awful pulling out an 'A' gag and it dies because you mixed the words/timing up. And listening/interacting with your audience is easier with less alcohol.

All I can say to those who have 'several' pints (you know who you are, look how big your body and tolerance is, then how much you consume) is to try having less. A better gig is a more enjoyable gig, and hey, you had a good time without needing to be pissed!

Some of the best wits in the world don't touch a drop. I believe this is directly related.

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