What makes a sane 57 year old decide to become a Stand Up Comedian, madness, Mid life crisis, well more late than mid. The reason is simple, there is no greater joy than to entertain people and I can't sing, have no musical ability at all, so Stand Up it had to be.
I was convinced I was a real funny guy and although that was true, there is a major difference between being a funny guy and a comedian. The problem is sometimes you find this out at a really bad time - like your first gig.
Lucky for me I did a course with Robert Grayson and found out that although yes, I was funny I was miles away from being a great stand up comedian. In fact I am still miles away from being a great stand up, one year into my journey I class myself as just average... but with huge potential well that's my opinion and I am sticking to it. The course was with 12 other hopeful's for 6 weeks it was frightening, enlightening and straight out scary. We didn't all make it to graduation, some us just fell away. My journey in the course started off Ok and actually got worse - mid course I reverted to my Master of Ceremonies persona because it is something I am comfortable with and do a lot of. Robert wasn't happy, he sat me on a chair like a dunce and made me take control, embarrassing as it was, it was a massive turning point for me, as from that day forward it all clicked. So we all got ready for graduation the start of our massive rise to fame!! Next instalment Graduation.