After the emotional hi-jinks of last night’s blog, this one is pretty much admin. Sorry.
This is my final mention of the fact that I am running the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday for www.themoldovaproject.com, the charity run in their spare time by my dear identical sisters, and would like to be sponsored by you. The (awkwardly) long Paypal link is below. Actually, it’s not the final mention, I’m sure to harp on about it on Saturday and Sunday, because you don’t run 13 miles without banging about it incessantly. But it’s my last sponsor-plea. I’m aware that anyone reading this blog who’s financially able to donate any money has already probably done so. But just making sure. Thanks massively for the amounts (totalling over £250) you have pledged so far. Hugely appreciated by me, my sisters, and eventually the people in Moldova who will benefit from your generosity.
And now something even duller, unless you’re in Australia. I was meant to be doing the Brisbane Writers’ Festival this weekend, and now I can’t. I wouldn’t want anyone to turn up and find I’m not there, so this is just public information. I had to pull out because of various worthy but boring reasons. I am still going to Australia to launch the book, though. I am in the Sun Theatre, Melbourne, on September 13 and then Cinema Nova on the 19th, doing readings and the like. I will visit Brisbane and everywhere else in Australia during 2011 (well, all the major cities. Not so much those places where backpackers get chopped up and there’s nowhere to get water for 2000km). So, if you are in Melbourne, come and see me. If elsewhere in Australia, sit tight and I will be there in six months or so. I love Australia and if I had my way I’d be there even more than I am.
Oh yes, We Need Answers. By coincidence, after blogging about its live version last night, I found out it was repeated on BBC4 last night. You can still watch it on iPlayer. Please tune in to the other ones as and when they’re repeated. And if you like, write to the BBC begging emotionally for it to be brought back. Using phrases like ‘considering a firebomb’ and ‘cannot live until this quirky quiz is renewed’. (NB it is Key’s 34th birthday today.)
As I said, pure boring admin. Sorry. I mean, most comedians only ever do this with their blog. And even then, only from time to time. But I’m not most comedians, am I?
Before you go I’d better at least offer one piece of fun. It will take the form of two Celeb Tales told to me today by Alexa Chung, the impossibly well-connected, but refreshingly clever, presenter who I’m currently making a pilot with. You have to guess who the Celebs are. This is fun because I’ve got no interest in celebrities, and complete disdain for people who buy magazines full of tittle-tattle. So it’s not what you would expect from my blog. And I love to surprise you. If this goes well, I may try and get a gossip column.
-Alexa was recently at some sort of star-studded gathering and Celeb A took a fancy to her. He had a big entourage following him around serving him champagne at his every whim. Celeb A decided to make a pass at Alexa. He – despite being famous – did it not by taking her for a cocktail, or for a spin in his chauffeur-driven car, but by writing that he liked her ON A POST-IT NOTE and leaving it IN HER SHOE. They did not get together.
-Celeb B is a noted American. Alexa had to interview her for American TV. Celeb B was so up herself she didn’t even look at Alexa. She said ‘we’ve met before’ to avoid bothering with introductions. Alexa knew they hadn’t met. Now she hates Celeb B.
Who are they?
Bit of fun.