Just got back from a few days in Dubai. I doubled up on gigs - performing at a street theatre and comedy festival during the afternoons, and then zipping off to a sparkly cabaret venue at night. Dubai is a complicated, and, if I'm honest with myself, problematic place, which brings up too many conversations to be neatly discussed in a stupid little blog like this one. The audiences, though, were uniformly lovely, and that's as good a litmus test as any I've found.
Over the next week or so I've put aside some time to work on some new material for a little later in the year, which is always an enjoyable process, and involves buying/making some new props, which still doesn't seem like real work.
The best camera is the one you have with you, they, say, and I had my phone with me in Dubai, so..
|The brilliant Akira Endo killing it|
|LIQUID NITROGEN FROZEN YOGHURT!|
|LIQUID NITROGEN FROZEN YOGHURT! WITH GUMMI BEARS! (I am 44 years old)|
|Dubai's version of Elephant & Castle, clearly|
|This predictably opulent shopping mall provided the venue for a couple of the shows|