Masterofoneinchpunch wrote:He's Alive! Well what fields are you busy in Cal? How is the comedy field going? I don't use Facebook so I need a Cliff Notes version of your happenings. Have you gotten funnier or has the doleful existence of life made your routine a melancholy expose of sadness?
A bit of both
Yes I've recommended Melville to you, though Un Flic would not have been the first to recommend
. Melville is an important director to know to help understand either John Woo or Johnnie To.
Yes. It was ages ago that we discussed this, but I've seen a few of his films now since your recommendation. I agree Un Flic would have been a tough one to start with; it was a good enough film, I thought, but that train and helicopter model section...that was...erm...well. You know...
Masterofoneinchpunch wrote: I miss your writing.
I've no idea if this link will work, or even if it will let you in to read, but this is what I've been writing of late:http://wmcf.phpbbhosts.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=89&sid=adb61528f3d62063dd27c52d9939d231
A couple of the earlier blog posts make reference to other posts I made, so will make little sense, and there's a few West Midlands comedy "in jokes", but some of the posts have received good feedback.
In all, the comedy is going very well. It's a great creative output for me. I went and did the Edinburgh Fringe last year. It was not so great commercially or in terms of getting exposure (I had a run in with a reviewer who I thought said "Sorry, I have no money" when I went round with the collection bucket. It only dawned on me later that what he actually said was, "I really love your act". Still don't know how I did that, but suffice to say, I didn't get a review out of it) but I came back with a whole new act, which went on to win the West Midlands Comedy Best Breakthrough Act 2013. It's not the big break it appears, but it was nice to go to an awards ceremony and get a little trophy.
I'm pretty busy on the circuit, which, believe it or not, is one of the best in the country in terms of innovation in comedy. Stuff London, the Midlands is where it's happening. I will probably never make an actual career out of it, but I've found I love getting on stage and making people laugh, and I find the mental process of "problem solving" to create material quite addictive.
I will definitely come back here more often now, even if I don't contribute. I promise