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Monday 18 December 2017

Writing stand-up is a tough gig

It's been eight years since I've done stand-up, and I've decided that I'm going to start writing on Monday.

In the theme of going back to school, I've bought myself some colourful notebooks and now I just need to find a place to write.

You never know, you might be find me in the library chuckling away to myself as I try and come up with some jokes.

I often envy musicians because their fans want to hear their greatest hits over and over again, but nobody wants to hear the same jokes again.

Pressure I'm looking forward to the chance to write when I'm not under pressure and see what flows out of the pen, although coming up with a full show is tough work.

I have entered this new phase of life where my kids are a bit older and I've settled into this life that I've carved out for myself.

It's a really interesting time because no one prepares themselves for middle age.

So I think new material is going to focus on my mid-life crisis because I'm at that stage where I wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and feel like my face is falling into the sea.

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