I was on at Laughing Horse Kingston

But only just! When it had past the official start time and literally ZERO audience had turned up, most of us were in favour of calling it a night (and getting back to the cold train station for the 1 and 1/2 hour journey home – cue violins). James suggested we wait till 9pm. And … Continue reading

Venue Review: Dead Comedian’s Socks

Last night I was at Dead Comedian’s Socks, ably MC’ed by Frank Cassidy. It’s downstairs at Dirty Dicks (be careful how you google that!), just by London’s Liverpool Street station. The night gets through 18 open spots of new acts or new material plus a circuit regular doing ten minutes at the end.┬áTo keep it … Continue reading

Microphone Practice

How many comedians own their own mic and practice with it? Ideally you’d also need an amp and maybe headphones so you can get used to the sound of your own voice. Trouble is some people would never ever leave the house again if they could listen to themselves all day long. Just a random … 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