Today’s show wasn’t a classic.
Half full venue (or half empty depending on your outlook) which is fine as the space is filled sufficiently, it’s just that the audience reaction wasn’t as loud as we’d have liked.
This also happened yesterday, the place was packed, but we didn’t take the roof off when we really should have. People enjoyed it and there were some really big laughs in places, but it’s just not enough.
Our friends Kooky Babooshka have said we’re very hard on ourselves but I think they’re the same after their shows too. And I wouldn’t want to be deluded and tricking myself into believing every show we do is a laugh riot of epic proportions.
It’s frustrating being here also. We know which sketches need changing or even dropping from the show completely, but it’s difficult to imagine trying something new, but if we feel like we do today, then really we have nothing to lose.
Edinburgh has been quite inspiring so far, we’ve come up with some bits and bobs that we could knock into sketches, some shorter ones to change the pacing of the show would be good. Really punchy ones.
See, this is the problem, I’m now really excited to get on with doing some new material and changing bits, and it’s hard to think I’m gonna have total confidence in the sketches we know aren’t firing on all cylinders. And that’s gonna show in the performance. But then in some shows, the ones we’re losing faith in are sometimes the ones that take the roof off.
Fancy that, a hit and miss sketch show!
But sod it, I’m not gonna dwell on it when I’m here at the Fringe living a dream of mine! It’s still better than the admin work I’ll be going back to.
And my girlfriend is arriving in about an hour!
And to be honest, for a first ever Fringe, it’s been a success so far!
So suck it in Langstaff and go and enjoy yourself!
Current frame of mind – “Slightly depressed but with a hint of hopeful optimism. Plus I’m hungry.”