1. SORRY I’VE NOT WRITTEN FOR AGES.
I finally knuckled down to writing the book (A BOOK FOR HER) and realised that I had to work quite hard for a bit. Thanks for your patience. The book has got words in it and one drawing of man’s face that I did in my editor’s office using a black felt tip pen. It is about comedy, cheese rolls, farts, twats, ants, writing, feminism, more twats, and what’s happened to me over thelast couple of years comedy-wise. It also has some opinions in it. These might not be the same as your opinions, because we are not the same person. They might not even be my opinions by the time the book is published on 2nd July. I’m very fickle.
I think you might be able to pre-order it on Amazon here.
I will be having a book launch that I hope you can all come to. I’ll let you know about that nearer the time. I am going to be absolutely shameless in my promotion of this book. Absolutely shameless. I’m going to really commit to it. Just flagging that up now, so that you’re not confused when you see me on the sides of ambulances and on people’s headstones etc.
2. CHORTLE AWARDS
Hey folks, really, thanks a lot for voting for the radio series and the tour. I really appreciate it. I presume it was you lot.
What about it?
4. EDINBURGH SHOW: A BOOK FOR HER
I am going to start writing the new show in May when I’ve finished the book. I don’t know what it will be about, but I think I will ask an ant comedian I saw recently to open for me. I really liked it, even though it went down like a sack of shit. I think, for an ant, it has promise, so I’m going to give it the opportunity of trying to work The Stand One every morning for a month and see if it can improve. I’m really generous like that. Then I’ll come out from behind a door at the side of the stage and do some new material and maybe read some bits out from the book, and then I’ll sign the books at the end, if anyone wants to buy a copy.
Please book early, it’s going to be an absolute RIOT. I don’t think you have any idea how much fun it’s going to be. You’re not going to believe it. I think you’ll come out of it thinking, "Crikey. I didn’t expect to have THAT much fun at 11am in the morning. I’ve just seen an ant." Although the show doesn’t actually exist at the moment so I don’t know if it’ll be any fun or not.
Remember, it is 11 o’clock IN THE MORNING. Not at night. Do you understand? It’s on in the morning, not at night. The morning. 11am in the morning.
We’re all done by midday. I hope you can come. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE ON MAY 11TH.
AN UNGRATEFUL WOMAN – SOHO THEATRE 8-23 MAY
Please will you come? I would really like you to come. I’ve put in a lot of dates. Tell your friends. Spread the word. I won’t be doing this show ANY MORE after these shows. A lot of nights already sold out so hurry up please. LINK HERE
Come along to one of these beauties;
5 May – Parliament Square, Occupy London gig. 9pm LINK.
7 May – THE SAME OCCUPY GIG
18 May – King’s Place. 7pm.
I am interviewing activist and writer Caroline Criado-Perez about her book, Do it Like A Woman, which is absolutely brilliant. I’m going to try and interview her in a funny but thoughtful way and try not to misjudge anything. Tickets are going very fast so be quick. LINK.
2 June – Gits and Shiggles, Putney LINK. A Book for Her Ed preview
3 June – Invisible Dot. Ed Preview A Book for Her 7.30pm
5 June – Ed Preview with Lucy Porter. THINK IT’S IN KINGS CROSS.
11 June – Invisible Dot, A Book for Her Ed preview 9.15pm
13 June – Southbank Saturday’s Ed Preview, 9.30pm
14 June – GIG DETAILS TO FOLLOW
16 June – Laugh Out London, Brixton, Ed preview, 9.20pm
17 June – Knock2Bag, Shepherd’s Bush TICKETS
20 June – Carpenters Arms, Marble Arch, Ed preview with Chris Coltrane, 8pm.
22 June – Invisible Dot, Ed preview, 7.30pm
24 June – Dirty Dicks, Ed preview,
25 June – Invisible Dot, Ed preview, 9.15pm
26 June – Bush Hall, 20 MINUTE SET. 9.15pm TICKETS
27 June – Southbank Saturdays, Ed preview, 9.15pm
28 June – Laugh Out London, Stoke Newington, Ed preview
29 June – Happy Mondays, Amersham Arms, New Cross Ed preview, A Book for Her
30 June – Battersea Arts Centre, Ed preview,
3 July – Meryl O’Rourke, Ed preview, A Book for Her, The Gorringe Pub, Tooting
7 July – Ed preview, Ben Williams gig DETAILS TBC
9 July – Laugh Out London, Ed preview, A Book for Her Angel
11 July – Laugh Out London, Ed preview, Angel, 2pm IN THE DAYTIME
11 July – King’s Head, Walthamstow, Ed preview
12 July – Gein’s Family Giftshop, DETAILS TBA