It’s done. I am no longer a stand up comedian.
My last gig was on April 1st 2006 on stage at Jongleurs Birmingham.
I did twenty minutes of gags, then informed the audience that I was retiring. I explained that the watch I was wearing had a silent vibrating alarm and was very common amongst comedians, making it a very good symbol of my stand up career.
I then took out a large hammer, put the watch on the stage, and smashed it.