Only one day to go before the first downsized Comedy Sale show in Australia. Tomorrow I’ll be in the Bull and Bear looking over at hopefully about 50 or so people, people I’ve sold tickets to this week, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Doing a big show is super super fun. It is also super super stressful. There is the opportunity to do the spectacular, yes, however, spectacularity (I’m using it, so don’t complain) takes a lot of work. Does the brass band need feeding? Am I condescending the contemporary dancers? You know, all of those questions that come from a normal day in the office.
On the other hand, the London, and Adelaide shows required quite a lot of delivery, so I got to know people better. Once you’ve delivered a ticket to a man’s house and kissed goodbye their child (not a euphemism), as I did in Neil Fazalarkey’s house, then something changes. But doing the show t0 800 people meant I couldn’t say. I can say “Hello Bob”, or “Julie you look fat”, to as many folk as I liked.
That’s why a regular small gig, with a weekly build up, is going to be awesome. Plenty of time to see folk, a bit of delivering, then a lovely small show at the end.
It’s going to be good.