One more from Wednesday’s sit down comedy gig. This, like yesterday’s, also came under the heading Understanding the age-old symbolism behind modern Christmas activities.
My lecture consisted of 47 slides, of which I have now shown you about seven, when you include titles and things. You can tick another ten slides off by looking at Nine lessons learned at the carol service.
There is a review of the event by Liz in which she says some kind things. (I recommend following her blog, Eliza does very little, by the way.)
Posted by Dave at 7:26 pm on December 17, 2010 and filed under Cartoon stand-up, Cartoons.
Last night I did a bit more of my sit down comedy (like stand up but seated) at the event that I mentioned a week or two back. It went quite well I think. I showed a mixture of new cartoons and (mostly) old drawings dredged up out of the depths of the archives. The idea is basically that the images are projected and I read out the captions.
This is one of the new diagrams that was included. It is part one of a couple of cartoons entitled ‘Understanding the age-old symbolism behind modern Christmas activities’.
This is an additional cartoon included at no extra cost:
I’ll post another one tomorrow or thereabouts.
Posted by Dave at 2:24 pm on December 16, 2010 and filed under Cartoon stand-up, Cartooning, Cartoons.
I’m doing a comedy gig in London next month. I will be one of a number of performers at ‘Happy Birthday Jesus!’, organised by the people who do Last Orders / Happy Hour at the Greenbelt Festival. It is on Wednesday 15 December at All Hallows On The Wall, 83 London Wall, EC2M 5ND from 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door.
There is a Facebook Event page where you can say whether you want to come along or not. Do I need to invite you? I’ve no idea. Also the Greenbelt Blog: Happy Birthday Jesus! The Sketch Show.
I realise it’s a school night, but if you wanted to come along then that would be lovely.
I have, if you remember, done one or two gigs like this where I show some cartoons and talk. Mainly read out the captions. It sounds like it wouldn’t work, but it seems that it does. I call it cartoon stand-up. (Note that it may be performed seated for comfort reasons.)
Here (above) is a picture of me doing this in front of 3000 people at Greenbelt (Thanks Bex for the photo). I am turning around to look at the screen in an unattractive manner. Also I wasn’t convinced by the pink hair – you could have cut the ice with a stick at my meeting with the colourist.
Anyway, at this London gig it will be all to do with Christmas and that kind of thing. And a little bit longer than I did at Greenbelt. And there will be new material. There are some brilliant people taking part doing sketches and this and that. Sarah Dean, who is ace, is behind it, then you’ve got Tom Wateracre and Rev Gerald Ambulance and others.
Posted by Dave at 10:32 pm on November 16, 2010 and filed under Cartoon stand-up, Cartooning.