Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Glasgow is special to me because I was born and bred there. Most of the people I love are there. I went to school near Byres Road, I worked in The Grande Old Opry in Govan, I bought my first flat in Ibrox when I was twenty. It was 16k.
I recently had a conversation with comedian, Mick Ferry, about the cost of a poster campaign in Edinburgh. I said, 'I bought a flat in Ibrox in the 80s for that.' Mick said, 'These are very big posters, Keara.' I said, 'I had double glazing.' We pissed ourselves.
I am particularly fond of The Merchant City. I was taken to Paddy's Market as a kid, and just loved the buzz of trade banter and the smell of cheap chips. As an adult I worked with the homeless in Bell Street and frequented the cafes there. My sister runs a Mexican restaurant, Pancho Villas, there and I did my first ever comedy gig in Blackfriars Basement.
Coming to Glasgow for me is coming home. I can deal with hecklers by knowing their laugh. I usually know my entire audience by name; I could equally do the show in my Mum's living room. Thankfully, the Griffin is an extension of my Mum's living room. I am excited to be back.
Posted by GlasgowComedy at 15:43
Thursday, 7 March 2013
I like Glasgow, I have only been once but I like it all the same, enough in fact that I am bringing my solo show to the festival.
The last and only time I was there I had a lovely gig and a tramp asked for my hand in marriage, that has not happen since or before, so I think we can all agree it might be the city for me.
Whilst at the festival as well as doing my solo hour ‘Lets get ready to Ruffell’, finding someone nice to have fish and chip supper (suggestions?), I am doing tour support for Josh Widdicombe. In the last year I have done quite alot of tour support, a highlight was supporting your very own Kevin Bridges which was so much fun.
Anyway... come see my show its about growing up and being a bit of a div and its funny too.
Posted by GlasgowComedy at 17:30
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
As I do every year, I'm bringing my solo show to Glasgow. But why? Money? Fame? Glory? Yes. But also because the gigs are absolutely mental. Glasgow is the only place I know of where the same gig can either end up with the audience giving you a standing ovation, giving you a key to the city and declaring you King Overlord of the world... or make you cry until you dehydrate to death. That's part of the fun. This is the comedy version of skydiving. Anything could happen, someone could die. But it's going to be incredibly fun doing it and you'll always get a story out it.
I'm not really good at self-promoting... so... If you want to come see me show. Good. Do come. Thanks. I love you. Nice hair.
But if you don't want to come... Also fine. You're entitled to your opinion. I'm not going to be childish about it. P.S. Those jeans make you look fat. Which jeans? ALL OF THEM TUBBY.
Come see my show!
Posted by GlasgowComedy at 16:35