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Edinburgh: Day 7 Aug 10

We had a lovely crowd at Tuesday’s gig, although the five people who arrived after my set missed the defining part of the show, which will now be known as “The One Where Will Broke the Microphone”.

I got a bit too into my big finale and apparently bashed the microphone on my knee. Fortunately, we had a spare so I pottered around on stage, showing the audience the secret magic behind the scenes of live comedy. (I switched the other microphone on and adjusted the volume.)

Still, having wrecked the mic I was most definitely ready to rumble. So I went and had a nice sit down and a cup of coffee with Alex of Three Man Roast fame and Paul from off of Nonsense Duet.

In the evening, I did a bit of writing and then had one of those naps that goes on just a bit too long. I woke up very disoriented, wondering where I was, who I was and whether I’d missed my own show.*

Popped over to the Guilded Balloon, which always reminds me of The Prisoner for some reason, to see another Comedy Countdown, where Michael J Dolan faced up to Stuart Goldsmith. It was another fun show and this time I got both answers (both, damn your eyes) to the conundrum. And yes, that is what counts as satisfying in my life. I’ve decided Comedy Countdown is to words and numbers what Karaoke Circus is to karaoke and circuses.

Ended up in Brooke’s again where I met more lovely fringefolk and bumped into one of the producers of Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack, which is back for a fifth series soon. It’s an open submission topic comedy show: if you’ve ever fancied writing sketches for radio, it’s an excellent way to get started (follow NewsjackBBC on twitter for news and info).

And then, for the second night in a row, I found myself in a takeaway at 4am, for which Carol Vorderman is entirely to blame.

*”In my room”, “Will Howells” and “No” were the answers, for anyone playing at home.

What I learnt today: Kate Copstick is actually lovely.

Recommended shows: Comedy Countdown (again).

Obligatory plug: I’m in Three Man Roast, 2.35pm weekdays and Saturday 20th at Finnegan’s Wake on Victoria Street – free entry. Also at the Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase at the Pleasance Dome, 4pm on August 17th (book online).

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