Thank you for the ongoing personal data (in ‘Breasts!’) and revelations about your ‘firsts’ (‘What Else Is New?’) and requests for tickets (yesterday). All these are being processed/enjoyed quietly/made into graphs as we speak.
Today I did many interviews to promote my tour, and tomorrow I will do many more. Some of them go well, when people have done a bit of preparation; some go badly, when they’re trying to blag it after 10 seconds on Youtube. Good interviews tend to include questions about We Need Answers, my books, and anything about non-comic matters to flatter my ego by giving me a sense of being a well-rounded person. Bad interviews begin with ‘so, how did you get into comedy?’ Good and bad interviews alike ask about the 24-hour shows. I’ve described them four times today. I suppose if you insist on doing a 24-hour show, you must expect people to ask about it for the rest of time. Next time someone asks ‘so how do you go to the toilet?’ I’m tempted to give them a really graphic description and see how long the silence lasts.
Most of the interviews tomorrow are regional – look out for me on Peter Rowell’s Radio Bristol show in the afternoon, Bristolians – but one of them is Nemone on 6Music, so, well, if you want to hear my voice tomorrow, tune in to that lady’s show. It’s worth listening to the whole thing, actually. You’ll hear cutting-edge but not inpenetrable music. And then I’ll pop up.
I was going to quickly tell you about an ethically sound type of sparkling wine. Want to hear about an ethically sound type of sparkling wine? Bingo. It is called Millione. Every time you buy it, a quid goes to build schools in Sierra Leone. It is also tasty, and I don’t even really like sparkling wine. It’s pink wine, but not too sweet. If you go on this website – www.oneinamillione.com - you can read about it, and see a video of me endorsing it by swigging loads of the stuff and mumbling about charity.
I don’t normally use this blog to bang on about commerical products of any kind, but, well, this is charity and it is a very good cause, it really is. I’m all in favour of things which allow you to support a good cause while getting pissed. So, see this as my regular blog being hijacked by one of those telemarketing channels, but a telemarketing channel that purely existed to do good in the world.
And now listen. Tomorrow this blog will be posted EARLY (in the morning). It will be one of those occasional blogs where you get to help dictate the course of my career by voting for what I should do. I won’t say any more than that, but if you find yourself at present thinking ‘shit, the blog is nearly over, can’t hold out till the next one’, it is ALREADY NOT LONG TO WAIT. Brace yourself. Check at midday tomorrow. Thank you. Goodnight.