What should we do next: Something good, something bad? Bit of both?
Well how goes it? Been a while since I’ve blogged and all has changed in the World. Brexit happened, Trump happened….I was so relieved when Honey G didn’t win X Factor. ; )
Currently sat in the lounge updating this, washing clothes, organising work etc…Kiruna my wife is away in London working at Hackney Empire in their Sleep Beauty production. Kiruna plays Willowsnap, one of the fairy godmothers. She gets to fly, shame she never does that at home. : )
Giggings been going well, had a few auditions for things but looking forward to whatever role comes along next. I’d also love to go back to Coronation Street. I’ve certainly had fun playing Macca so far and he’s definitely got people out there who like his character. I feel privelaged to have had the chance to work with such a great cast and crew. I guess we’ll see what the future holds. I was only ever meant to do 2 episodes so it’s been great that I’ve had the opportunity to go back on more occasion’s.
I always enjoy this time of year but the Christmas Comedy gigs are crazy. It’s much harder work than normal as a lot of people get incredibly drunk and for many , they don’t go to live comedy and they may well only be there because the boss wanted to see comedy and he’s buying the Xmas drinks. I’ve had some fun with them too over the years. I remember one of the best being a gig that looked like it would be a tough one. Xmas gig, los of office parties and a whole squad / platoon of Royal Engineer soldiers. It was without doubt one of the most fun Xmas gigs I’ve ever done. A room full of over 200 people who wanted to work together as a crowd, have fun and enjoy the comics. Awesome.
Marvels released the new Spiderman trailer today which has been well received. I still am in hope that a Marvel opportunity will present itself one day. Before Tom Holland landed the role I would’ve happily let myself be bitten by an actual radioactive spider in order to show how committed I would be to playing the role. I have a feeling I’m just a little to old and a little unfit. ; )
Westworld is a great new show from HBO that I implore you to see. Well written, great acting and a standout story tackling themes of A.I and Automation. I’d love to get in on the second season. I’ve managed to dress like a cowboy for one role so far. I’d love the chance to do it again.
If you like your films, movie news and trailers don’t forget to check out the Movie Podcast I do with two other comedians, James Cook and Phil Pagett. We review a movie from the www.imdb.com top 250 list. Stay for the Credits podcast, check it out on Podbean http://sftc.podbean.com/ and iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/stay-for-the-credits/id993254855?mt=2
Now I better get going but in the meantime, Happy Xmas and New Year and here’s to great things for 2017!