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March 2014 Newsletter
March 5th, 2014

HELLO RICE CRISPIES

CHORTLE AWARDS

I am up for 2 isn’t that nice? Best Show for A Bic for Her and Best Radio for Bridget Christie Minds the Gap. You could vote for me if you fancy, or you could just write to the Chortle Awards panel of judges and ask them why Michael Legge has yet again been overlooked for each and every category. Thanks chums. I don’t know why they do the public vote thing.

Here is a link for you. Chortle Awards.

DAILY MAIL / CHARLES II

It’s been ever such a fun week.

Last Thursday (or Friday) The Daily Mail ran a piece about a lush expensive house that King Charles II lived in or visited or looked at or something.

Anyway, it’s up for sale (£5m – just over my comfortable price range), and they mistakenly used a photograph of me that I had knocked up for my 2006 Edinburgh show, The Court of King Charles II – The Second, thinking it was him!

Isn’t it wonderful? Here it is.

It came from this page – but they’ve corrected it now.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS – BIRMINGHAM 8TH MARCH AND BELFAST 9TH MARCH

I’ll be doing 2 gigs for International Women’s Day, but if you can’t get to either of these, get yourselves down to Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival.

It’s always AMAZING. I’d be there if I wasn’t away.

Please do go to an event if you can get there or if you can afford it over the IWD weekend. Most places with have something going on.

Anyway, I think there are still tickets for the gigs I’m doing and both bills are amazing.

Birmingham is with Shazia Mirza, Grace Petrie, Lucy Porter and Fred Macaulay and the Belfast show (Stand up for Choice) is with Josie Long, Robin Ince, Gemma Hutton and Mark Thomas.

Here’s a link https://www.wegottickets.com/comedy/event/257241#.Uw5VcxPivIU

BUG PRESENT – WHAT’S A LIBERAL ALLOWED TO LAUGH AT?

DISCUSSION WITH MIRANDA SAWYER AND RICHARD HERRING – 5 MARCH

I think there might be a couple (but not many at all) tix left for this on Wednesday. I’m looking forward to this one.

DILEMMA

I’ll be recording this great R4 show on Friday at the Drill Hall from 7.30pm.

I think all the tickets have gone now, but I’ll let you know when it goes out. I’m going to do my absolute best to be witty and entertaining.

SOHO THEATRE – A BIC FOR HER 11-19 MARCH

The first week has all sold out now, so be quick if you fancy coming along. I won’t be doing it in London again, as I need to crack on with everything else.

There are just tickets available for the last 3 nights. Thanks so much for all of you who came.

Genuinely delighted and privileged to have such great crowds.

OTHER

There’s been an avocado in the fridge for about 5 months now, in a plastic tray.

I find that avocados are always very hard during the winter months, so I leave them for a bit until they soften up and then I might have one in a sandwich or on its own even, if I’m feeling a bit rebellious.

Anyway, I think I let this one go just a day or so over, because it was all grey and fluffy and moved by itself this morning as I was getting the milk out.

I didn’t think much of it at the time because I’d just got up, but now that I’ve thought about it a bit I think I’m going to chuck it out as that’s not normal is it?

Oh, the other slightly unusual thing about it is that through a gap in the fluff I can very clearly see the face of Jesus on its skin.

BYE THEN XXXX


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