Well, what an exciting few weeks I have had! I’m not exactly sure where to start so I’ll begin with the most exciting part. I am very happy to announce that fellow Geordie comedian, Ross Noble, has asked me to warm up for him at his gig at The Stand in Newcastle on September 11th.
Anyone who knows me will know that ‘very happy’ is a bit of an understatement. In fact, I’m surprised I haven’t exploded with joy and satisfaction yet. If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll know that Ross is one of my comedy heroes and has had a huge influence on me from a comedy point of view. So, to be asked personally by him to be his warm up act means the world to me. I don’t think I’ve stopped grinning since. I’ll try not to be too funny on the night!
Of course, it also gives me a chance to drag up my old blog post about what happened when me and Ross had a competition to see who could do a better Stephen Hawking impression. Not that I usually need any excuse to bring it up. I’ll probably put a link to it on my gravestone in fact. ‘Here lies Lee Ridley, he does a better Stephen Hawking impression than Ross Noble. RIP.
In other exciting news, I made my debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last week. I only went up for the day but I enjoyed it immensely. In fact, I didn’t want to leave. The sun was shining, the atmosphere was great and the show went well. You can catch my show on Wednesday 16th and 22nd as well at the City Cafe at 5.30pm.
The excitement doesn’t stop there either! I’m also looking forward to having a new flatmate soon in the form of the lovely Emily Wood. I’ve always liked my own space so this is quite a big deal for me! I hope I can cope! I can honestly say that I haven’t met anyone that I get on this well with before though, so I should be fine. She can always live in the garden if things get awkward. While you’re here, you might as well check out Emily’s website too. She’s very funny.
I’ve got more news for you, including being made patron of a charity, but I think that deserves it’s own post. I’m off to Edinburgh to watch other people be funny today for a week. Maybe I’ll see some of you there!