Random Thoughts

Work hard vs Work smart

The aim here is to work smart not work hard. Going to hundreds of open mic nights where everyone in the audience is actually a comedian and their pissed off ‘bring a friend’ friend who’s been guilt tripped into attending once again will only get me so far.

Don’t get me wrong, the ‘bring a friend’ friend usually really enjoys the night, but it’s tricky enough to regularly meet up with your nearest and dearest in London let alone regularly attend stand‐up comedy events together as well. Ask any Londoner and they’ll tell you (in about a month that is, as their diaries are so full!)

I need to cover more bases like the Camden Fringe and other Fringe Festivals, setting up my own stand up comedy night and surrounding myself with much better comics. Other areas such as cartoons, comic strips, voice overs and animation all excite me as ways to get my name out there and get noticed.

Bottom line though, I need to be funny. All this other stuff is secondary.

Dan Tambling is a stand-up comedian, sketch comedy writer, actor and producer of ‘12 sketches in a London house’. This is his blog.

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