Over the last few years, I've graced the stage at hundreds of Open Mic comedy shows across the country. And, as you'd expect, I've met thousands of the nicest, most intelligent and creative people around. I've also come across some exceptionally strange characters who've often been more entertaining offstage than what's happening at the front of the room.
I decided on Camden festival this year. A smaller fringe but no less exciting. I've heard some wonderful things about the Camden fringe comedy festival. When I was accepted and given a fabulous venue at the Etcetera Theater I was unaware of one fundamental thing. I was told I had to price my own show!
It was hard not to feel at least a little pulse of dread across your guts whenever you saw The Tunnel coming up in the diary. The audience was volatile and unpredictable. Often they'd be good as gold, but if they decided to heckle, you could expect anything from brilliant and witty to mob aggression or flying objects.