After a traumatic car journey through central London, evoking stomach-churning nightmares of driving through Brighton involving one way systems and rogue mopeds, I arrive at my aunt’s flat in South West London showing off a result of several years’ worth of ‘light packing’ improvements in baggage reduction. Despite being terrified about getting lost on public transport , and jumping onto a train going in the opposite direction, I’m rather looking forward to a less stressful underground commute tomorrow morning than another car drive in not-even-rush-hour London traffic. I’m surprised the cars around here don’t resemble the hoard of battered cars in Paris.
Another journey to go, as I’m spending my evenings this week watching a friend of my aunt’s film a series of comedy for TV. If it’s any good, I’m hoping for a six-pack by the end due to fits of laughter. A drive to Brixton and I actually feel rather sick - not because of the driver, but the stress of sitting in a fast vehicle maneuvering around London. City driving petrifies me.
We arrive at the Electric theatre/club for the comedy show, Set List, being filmed live for Sky Atlantic. Performed in America and Edinburgh amongst others, this is a stand-up comedy show where the comedians have to improvise - given a set list of odd topics, such as ‘what’s the deal with mice?’,‘wine racism’, ‘borgasm’, ‘Jehovah’s Witness annual conference’, and ‘Wow vs Whoa’ etc. Comedians tonight are Rich Hall, Tony Law, Anthony Maxwell and Drew Carey. As we know the producers, I feel privileged to be on the VIP guest list; I’m the first person in and have first pick of the seats. The night is exciting despite not being a total fan of comedy and being afraid to admit I had no idea of the ‘famous’ comedians before I arrived… After the show we hang out in the Green Room with the producers Paul and Troy and the comedians, before heading home and eating prawns for tea.
the crazy happenings in my life