Monday, November 28, 2005

Comedy Feature Film Production Diary

In a nutshell: I've written a comedy feature film script about time travel that is just gearing up into the first motions toward pre-production. We have a director and producers on board, we've had a read through with actors and some very big names are interested.

At this stage, I can't mention any names, for obvious reasons. If and when the people sign on the dotted line, I think a few jaws will hit floors. I know mine did.

It's my hope that as time goes on this will become the online progress report for the development of the film. As well as my forum for generally sounding off to the world.

Retiring From Stand-up

It's an appropriate date: April 1st 2006 is the last date in my diary with any stand-up gigs marked. If things go to plan, it will be the last time I ever get onto a stage with the express intention of being funny.

That's right, I'm hanging up the mike and taking off the Worzel Gummidge stand up comedian head. It was never a completely comfortable fit anyway. It chafed and wasn't really me.

I've been working on a new head, behind the scenes, for years, which is now ready to be unveiled. Even as I type this, I can feel the whole "Worzel Gummidge Heads" metaphor collapsing around me.

In a nutshell, I'm becoming a full time writer, okay? And film maker, which may require a whole new head, or at least a bigger one.

This was always the plan anyway. I was always writing other stuff and always planned to stop stand-up when I could.

Now I can, so I am.