Browsing Archive: August, 2011

lessons from Edinburgh (as seen on www.chortle.co.uk )

Posted by Andre King on Sunday, August 28, 2011, In : Life 

So this is it… Edinburgh Festival! A chill of anticipation grips my spine. Initial costings to put the show on that I want to perform at just over £8,000. Which would financially negate the last year of work. A daunting prospect for one’s first time in Edinburgh, having not seen a single venue, or know where that venue was in the city.

Thus a more prudent approach is warranted. Yes, go to Edinburgh, see as many shows as possible in as many different venues as possible. Get a feel for how ...


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The joys of international comedy

Posted by Andre King on Monday, August 1, 2011,
Having now had an opportunity to reflect upon the nature of some recent shows in Hong Kong, I can confirm that it wasn't just me and the heady mix of alcohol at 36,000 feet combined with jet lag and diclofenac, the shows there were truly amazing. Why? good question. Having done a few ex pat gigs now, I can see why. English speaking peoples in a non english speaking country are literally starved for entertainment, when a show is announced they all come from near and far literally salivating at...
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Andre King I'm a stand up comedian and actor living and working in New Zealand. Im a former private investigator, champion martial artist, soldier, debt collection agent & bouncer. I'm divorced, have two children - both girls and I live and breathe the stage, I've been blessed with the ability to make a room full of strangers laugh and it fills me with great satisfaction and sense of purpose when they do. This is my blog.
 
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