I have been a busy fella of late and have no idea how I am going to catch up with my work load. Even had to knock back a guest spot at the Fringe doing some stand-up simply due to lack of time. Having spent the last 5 years consolidating my performing and the direction, once again I am going to have to make some choice about what to concentrate upon.
Which means doing less of some and more of others. Damn it that means some serious thinking time is on the cards and I really really do not like pruning my projects. It is the only drawback of doing what I love for a living. Thinking gives me brain ache when I have to do this. I still remember when I started and the amount of effort put into getting any sort of a gig. Now I can be more selective and the work offers come in as well and I still want to do all of them in my heart even if I know that some will be a challenge to do well. And that is the crux of my quandary when it comes to this. THE CHALLENGE to do a good show in a place that it going to be really hard for it to happen is invigorating and I firmly believe is beneficial. Sure it is great to walk out in front of an audience that is in tune with the act and medium of stand up comedy for entertainment. But performing in front of a new or unsure audience is by far and above a thrill when I have to work hard to get them laughing.
On another subject matter is lately i have had to start working on accents for tv and film auditions. Something that I have hardly ever done so for your listening critique click the link and listen to my recent attempts...
Thankyou for your time and attention, Geoff