Busy-ness and Business

I’ve been busy writing funny things that I hope other people will say on the wireless and other such unlikely places. That and having a bit of a life. The latter is, I fear, incompatible with stand up comedy. Which will win? Normality or my need to humiliate myself in public. Watch this space… Although … Continue reading


I feel slightly bereft. As if I have lost the use of one of my hands. I left my bag on the bus – with my laptop in it. (On the off chance that YOU picked it up, please send it back – I won’t tell.) Fortunately everything important was backed up online and no … Continue reading

Overcoming nerves

(I told you I’d be back!) It’s natural to be nervous doing stand up, even at the 2 men and half a dog level I’m at. I used to think they were a good thing, that I needed the energy from them. But it wasn’t helping. I’d fluff lines. I wouldn’t interact with the audience. … Continue reading

I haven’t forgotten you.

I am still alive, my lovely (largely imaginary) blog readers. I am just incredibly busy with boring things that you wouldn’t be interested in. No, really. You wouldn’t. I will write some more soon – most notably about Tez Ilyas’ wonderful night the Covent Gag-Den, which I was priviliged to perform at last week. See … Continue reading

Confidence in my material

I’ve decided  that confidence in my material is quite an important thing. I mean this is in two ways. 1. I need to be confident that I’ll remember my material. Obviously. 2. I need to be confident that it’s funny. The second is the most important as if I don’t believe it’s funny and sell … Continue reading

Well that’s January for you

Not only is it cold and dark but I’m ill as well. At least it has given me some time to catch up my iplayer “to watch” list. Saw episode 2 of um… Episodes. It’s not as bad as everyone says but feels like it ought to have been better. I’m not the first person … Continue reading

Jokes on Film

I’m finally getting around to doing what everyone says you should and getting filmed – at Dead Comedian’s Socks tomorrow. I know it will be useful but also cringeworthy as I watch myself back. Still if it turns out even vaguely OK it could be useful for approaching all those out of town promoters. More … Continue reading

Losing my voice

I don’t mean a frog in my throat (although I have had that for a few weeks – my voice has been fading out as I talk, just like the end of a pretentious film). I mean my voice as a comic. Although technically you have to have one to lose it. I have just … Continue reading

Being a Wannabe

Someone asked me recently why I call this blog David Sharpe – Wannabe Stand Up Comedy. Surely I should have a bit more confidence in myself and say I am a comic, just starting out maybe, but a comic nonetheless. I said: “Thank you for the question, particularly since you are a fictional construct designed … Continue reading


Damn you, wordpress and your challenges. It’s difficult to refuse without looking like a wuss. So here comes a post a day for the rest of the year (maybe). Still the don’t anything about the quality of the posts… Check out the challenge here.