I'm feeling a lot better now. And that's bad. As much as I don't like being ill, what goes along with being ill is fantastic. Pity rocks!
Once again I had to cancel a gig yesterday. It's the third in a row this week. That part I don't like. Along with the snot and sweat and basically shuffling around in a pathetic way isn't much fun either but it is nice to look on Twitter and find messages from people wishing me good health. That's very nice. And on Facebook. And texts too. All wishing me a speedy recovery from what is, basically, nothing. I even got a text from a friend of mine who is still recovering from a car accident. SHE texted ME to see if I was OK. Even worse, that was two days ago and I haven't even replied to thank her for her concern. God, I'm a tool. The thing is, I love the attention when I'm ill but I'm very aware that I don't deserve it. I'm like Ferris Bueller and his sister all rolled into one. When Nobby phoned me last night and got the audience at the gig I just pulled to shout "Get Well Soon" I felt like a big faker. Albeit a big, smug, happy faker.
The good thing is that I've had more time to spend on Los Quattros Cvnts and shouting at the television. Mainly, shouting at the television. The show is coming along nicely and I'm very happy to say that we are only using two things from our Real Daniel O'Donnell Show days. One because it sets up another new sketch plus another that is BY FAR our least popular sketch ever. When we performed it over a year ago at RDOD it got nothing. Not a single laugh. That was all the inspiration we needed to do it again.
There is some bad news and some good news about the first Los Quattros Cvnts show on the 17th. Richard Herring can't make it as he's on Never Mind The Buzzcocks now, which I think is a fair enough excuse (I wouldn't have stood for it if it was Mock The Week) and so we had to find a replacement. But who could replace him? Someone that Richard would see as his equal, someone he respects, someone he admires even. Easy. His wife. So, Andrew Collins will now be joining us that night, I'm very happy to say. But that's not all! We also have more stand-up comedy from the fantastic......well, we're not allowed to say who yet. It's a secret.
These gigs are going to be a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to a day of writing and rehearsing today. To be honest, I'm just looking forward to leaving the house. Join us at The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, London on the 17th and 18th at 8pm. Tickets are available ONLY on the door so get there early. More details to come.