August 21, 2009
I’m writing this from a prison cell, having been detained at Edinburgh airport four days ago whilst attempting to inform passengers of New Scottish Time.
… at least that’s what I would have been writing if I hadn’t fled at the time. This particular escapade was part of Mark Watson’s final 24 Hour Show, and you can see the episode here: Read more
August 10, 2009
Sadly, I’ve had to cancel my season due to the accidental death of an audience member in the second row. This wasn’t related to my show at all, but I feel somewhat responsible given that they were watching me at the time.
UPDATE: Season has resumed. Turns out he was just playing a prank.
Four shows down, my pretties, and life at the Fringe is pretty damn sweet. I’ve been blessed with bigger than expected crowds, which has turned the focus of my stress from numbers to reaction. Read more
August 6, 2009
Much has happened since my last blog. My venue caught fire during my tech rehearsal and I was rushed to hospital with third degree burns. The doctors at the hospital were amazing, and managed to condense two years’ worth of rehabilitation into an hour seminar. By lunchtime I was walking again.
On a more realistic note, albeit less interesting, my tech rehearsal went smoothly and I was blessed to have two delightful Scottish ladies at the operating desk. My show is “tech-heavy” – that’s the democratic way of saying it’s a bitch to operate – and the music and lighting cues are pretty much as important as my performance, so it’s wonderful having people I trust in charge. Read more
August 4, 2009
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sammy J, I’m 26, and I’m from Melbourne, Australia.
I have spent several years singing comedy songs on a piano, earning myself the title “Musical Comedian”, although in recent years have dabbled in full narrative shows, earning myself the even more unpopular title, “Theatrical Comedian”. It is this theatrical element, I believe, which has allowed me to slip quietly onto this website, where I intend to share my humble Festival journey with you over the coming weeks.