Well it's been a busy festival so far. Thought I'd do a quick tally-off of shows I've performed in (radio shows are in italics)...
Fri 7th Aug Leith Talk on LeithFM, Anthologies
Sat 8th Aug The Comedy Manifesto, Some Comedy (In A Cave), The News At Kate, The Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Five Live, The Midnight Hour
Sun 9th Aug The Comedy Manifesto, Laughing Horse Compilation Show (Espionage), The News At Kate, Shaggers
Mon 10th Aug The Comedy Manifesto, Anthologies, Laughing Horse Compilation Show at The Hive, The News At Kate, The Midnight Hour
Tues 11th Aug The Comedy Manifesto, Anthologies, The News At Kate, The Midnight Hour
Weds 12th Aug The Comedy Manifesto, The News At Kate, Peter Buckley-Hill And Some Comedians, The Midnight Hour
Thurs 13th Aug The Comedy Manifesto, The News At Kate, Gill Smith's Show at The Newsroom, The Midnight Hour
Fri 14th Aug Leith Talk on LeithFM, The Comedy Manifesto, The News At Kate, The Midnight Hour
Say 15th Aug The Comedy Manifesto, The News At Kate (and on my way to The Midnight Hour).
That's 35 shows in just over a week. No wonder I'm shattered. So I was quietly relieved today when I was supposed to do a one-off extra version of my show out in Leith for the benefit of local people, to try to bring the festival to a wider audience. Well it turned out that the the people of Leith couldn't give a toss about such things. At the time I was due to start my audience was two people - Doug and Barbara - a couple from Boston (Massachusetts, not Lincolnshire). So I decided rather than running to two people that I would taxi them into town to see the later run of my show and they offered in return to take me for dinner before my show started. We went to the best restaurant in town - Creelers - and I had a huge tray of langoustines in garlic butter. Mmmm. Just the recharge I needed - thanks very much!
And as for the Leith-ites, more fool you, my evening show was packed and we all had a great time...