Sitting in Busan

so here i am. Sitting in a hotel in busan as a typhoon gently laps against the coastline. my head is full of some strange cold, or maybe its just cotton wool which was squeezed into my nose as i slept on the long-haul flight over here. feeling unhealthy is one of my least favorite things to do, i think i should put it down to a lapse in my previously god-like health and fitness regime. I should get back to daily yoga and caring about what i put into my body. but when i'm deep in a cloud of cotton wool, all i want to do is eat greasy chips and sleep some more and drink a whiskey as if that is all helpful.

I have to perform tonight on an outdoor stage as the wind whips the comedy around the cinema centre and up the trouser legs of all the dignitaries and celebrities who will attend. Maybe i should re-enact the wind? then the wind can get mad that i'm stealing all its material and leave. or maybe it will do my act. Tonight, performing the role of Grareth Krubb.... the WIND!!! the crowd goes wild.

That was Berlin!

Just getting home now from Berlin where I totally smashed it with Nautilus at Bar Jeder Vernunft (I’ll be back in September with Nautilus and October with Mad Office if you missed it this time). 

But the real highlight was catching up with my Berliners and the lovely Geoff Sobelle who I haven’t seen for a long time. I’m not going to Edinburgh this year but if you are make sure you see his show Home which sounds extraordinary. I’m sad I’ll miss it but I’m sure it will have a big life. 

Thanks everyone. I’m now going on holiday! Hooray! No performing for two whole glorious months! 😘 

 

Here is my garden which I will be tending over summer and my family which I will also be tending over summer. ❤️

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Insult to injuries

I’m performing in the Prague fringe right now. Struggling through some pretty dreadful work-in-progress material. Feeling no inspiration to be in this game.

Yesterday I did a bit at a family gig. Later on another performer admiringly told me that I could earn some great money being a clown at kids parties. 

Another performer told me how philippe gaulier was a bit of a masogynist, then proceeded to name drop some of the great clowns she knows, Tinky Snowlady, Betsy LaDiDa, the amazing Agee Shortbread.  

I have never wanted to not do this job more than right now.  

 

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Thanks BAC

Thank you Battersea Arts Centre for putting me up for three nights of shows, and for space to rehearse and develop whatever this new show will turn out to be. 

I showed up with no ideas and have walked away with a couple of threads that I’m interested in developing.  

 

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thanks to everyone that came along. Next week, Prague fringe!

Dagis

Phineas has started going to daycare! He gets to hang out with other kids, play with an infinite number of toys, ride little bikes, and Trygve gets to sit uninterrupted on his computer and send long overdue emails! #parentlife

 

 Look at this happy kid!

Look at this happy kid!

I probably won’t mention Phineas a lot but an update now and then if you’re lucky. I mean, he was the star of Trygve Versus A Baby after all!

Bochum

Trygve performed in Bochum last night for the university of applied sciences. He had a fantastic time. Hopefully he’ll return. 

 The aftermath of performing in a sauna.  

The aftermath of performing in a sauna.  

I left social media.

Yup. that's right. I left social media. all of it. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter... that's all of it right? So now I'm going to post stuff here sometimes, maybe often. I'm not sure. I don't have anything to prove. 

It was strange how difficult it was to leave social media, as though i was leaving the planet. friends saying they will miss me and farewell. But I must say that I feel a lot cleaner. You can read about my goings-on through your own free will, not because you were algorithmically chosen. good one!

Also, I'm delighted to announce that i'm nearly off for summer holidays! But first I perform in Bochum on Monday (7th May), at BAC in London (17-20th May), Prague Fringe (25th-30th May), and Bar Jeder Vernunft (5th June).

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