Just in the middle of my show.
Great crowd tonight. It’s not sold out, but as sometimes happens with a smaller audience, they are sort of keener. If you were there and you’re reading this in the future, thank you very much (pending a horrible meltdown in the second half).
Tomorrow I’m at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, as I mentioned earlier, and then I proceed to Durham and Market Drayton. Morale is still reasonably high in the camp. LTSM Giles is sitting contentedly with his Mac on his knees. He’s going back to Norwich AFTER DRIVING ME BACK TO LONDON TONIGHT. He will arrive at around Unthinkable a.m. There are times when he seems more vehicle than man.
To let you know: from now on I will periodically mention my DVD. It’s in my interests to do this and it’s in yours too, because if my DVD does reasonably well I will be able to continue as a comedian. If not, I am going to become an archaeologist. I’ll try to keep the promotional mentions interesting, for example squeezing them into the middle of unrelated topics and perhaps even inserting the phrase ‘DVD’ into words where it doesn’t apparently belong.
The DVD is released on November 28th, but you can already pre-order it to stave off archaeology. As well as my show at the Bristol Hippodrome, it contains a good slice of me at the Bloomsbury Theatre a few years ago with no glasses and a different accent; a Q and A which readers of this very blog helped put together; some backstage footage of me and Giles larking about; a man proposing while I was live on stage; and clips of me accepting my enshrinement in the Bristol Zoo Walk of Fame. I shall be impressed if you can think of any other product that includes these features.
Back on stage in chest a minute. Ha ha ha ha HA. DVD.