Hi Mick C. No I'm not deliberately ignoring the NorthWest its just that this tour was put together quickly just so I could see whether it is still possible for me to do standup and we had to take whatever venues were available and none were in the NW. But if this works out I will do another tour next year which will be planned more in advance and will take in all parts of the country.
As it is I found myself performing in what looked like a pizza oven in Camberley last night but nevertheless it is all going unnervingly well. I find that the energy when I'm on stage is exactly the same as twenty years ago but what is much harder is the travelling, I find myself fantasising about getting some sort of camper van, perhaps done out as a replica of my bedroom, so that I can sleep while I am transported home. Then it could park outside my house and I could stagger across the pavement in my pyjamas and climb into my real bed.
I haven't listened to my comedy controller yet but I had fun doing it.
Dear SM, I am sorry you didn't enjoy the show in Edinburgh but you have completely misunderstood what I am about. It is nothing to do with working for the Telegraph but being of the left myself I have always felt greater hatred for those who betray the left such as New Labour than for the right. If you look at my old material you will see exactly the same thing.