|Gave up trying to be famous, |
hit the road for a year and a half,
wrote Bring The Pain, job done.
I love being a stand-up comedian, however, stand-up comedy is a business and I must deliver so that the arts trade fair that is the Edinburgh Festival puts me in the premium section of the comedy supermarket; a clever metaphorical retailer of humorous shenanigans whose description bodes well for the festival reviewer partial to the whimsical universe of badgers who have a penchant for jam products. The preceding sentence is an industry inside-joke, revealed to you by Wikileaks in an effort to subterfuge the pretentious insularity of those think they know it all.
Again, I love being a stand-up comedian, I love my craft because not only is it so much amazing fun to have a vocation to bring humour and joy to an audience, but also because being a stand-up comedian is intertwined into my own personal philosophy of having ambition and pursuing a dream that brings people together. Forever the naive optimist, even when I try to be negative or fall into bouts of pessimism, a hardwired reflex to secretly work hard and hope for the best overrides any evidence of the impossible and forces me to step forward into the unknown and do what I have to do. Because of this, I feel that I have truly found my calling. And apart from the set-up and punchlines, apart from the silly faces and animated flailing limbs of a body popping praying mantis, the jokes in my set are simple passing attractions upon a journey of a much more important vision that I want to share.
|Ever get the sneaking suspicion that your life is not just for going to work, eating burgers and then dying?|
|I'm not a conspiracy theorist... that's just a paranoid rumour...|
|Poor boy with a big broken nose from a poor family|
who sold him into an opera school, he went on to
pioneer comedy martial arts.
|Triple cancer, was expected to die, refused to lose and beat the Tour de France seven times in a row by the biggest margin in history.|
|Learnt to read and write in jail and copied out the entire dictionary by hand to improve his vocabulary. |
Took the NOI to the premiership, then left them. He wanted to build bridges with the rest of society,
they assassinated him.
|A ninja will show his true strength|
when he has to protect the ones he loves.
You don't have to understand the lyrics, just watch this video and you'll feel the power!