That sounds like a year they would name in Star Trek and I would think, “That sounds like one million years away...I would be so old in that year...if the world even exists that long!”
I was a bit on the dark side as a child....
2012 has been a killer year.
It started with my second season on the ever awesome, Canada Sings! AGAIN, the teams and the people were wonderful and hardworking.
|Matte Babel, myself, Christian and the wonderful ladies and gents of the RCAF|
|Christian, myself, Scott and Kelly at our Red Cam shoot...so fancy....what a fabu day!|
George and I did some traveling/touring this year...did we ever, mama...we saw some awesome and amazing things...
|George and I at Sharp's Bay with fabu pic taken by Cooch|
|George and I in the Pleasance Courtyard after a long day of work...|
|George at Portobello Beach in Scotland...|
|Cooch and George at a restaurant in Edinburgh...after a long day of work....|
|Out front of our fave bar...where I learned to drink Scotch....and they lent us a stool for the entire run of the show in Edinburgh...the door to our flat is between Huw and Myself....and there is Cooch...hiding behind a tree...|
|Us in front of Big Ben...it looks like it is photoshopped but it is not!|
|In front of 10 Downing Street...for reals....|
|Our pal Tober and George at the Tower Bridge in London....|
|Us in front of Buckingham Palace....pic by Cooch!|
|In September, while in NY, George and I went to ....|
|George loved Strawberry Fields.|
|Then to the Museum of Natural History...|
|Robben Island in South AFrica....|
Performed in some really cool places...
|The Taj Hotel in South Africa, where I did my show.|
Met and worked with some amazing artists and producers...
|Me and Cooch...stunned!|
|Michael Hughes, Cooch and Myself at Sandy Bells's in Edinburgh|
|TEAM GOLD!! Huw Allen, Rob Harris, George and Cooch at Maloney's in Edinburgh|
|Dressing Room mates at the Pleasance....Mike McShane, Me, Cooch, The ladies and gents in The Middle!|
|Cooch, Dean Pitchford (he wrote Footloose and Fame), Seth Rudetsky and Myself at the taping of Seth's radio show on Sirius show in NY!!|
|Chris Green, Cooch, Rob Langston and Myself in Cape Town.|
|Me and Cooch at Buddies in Bad Times in TO|
|George, myself and Rob Langston in Betty's Bay in Africa|
|Marc Lottering, Godfrey Johnson, Chris Green, Cooch and Myself at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town.|
I’ve been amazed and inspired...and sometimes, yes, effing pooped OUT!
In 2012, after three years of touring my shows around the world, I performed GOLD 50 times...which is pretty amazing for a cabaret/comedy show. I was usually lucky to get 3 or 4 nights out of a show...that first year, 2010, when I did my show 14 times at the Edinburgh Fringe it was a frigging revelation.
“Wait...I can try and perfect this thing?!?”
Every night is a new audience and a new discovery...I change the parts that didn’t work...rehearsing it during the day and putting in the new stuff that night...just thrilling.
And in 2012, I was invited to go to Africa...AFRICA, people...which was an amazing experience...thanks to Eddy for bringing me there...to the Baxter Theatre, with it’s screaming audience of 1000. See? Singular.Two days after I arrived home from Africa I woke up and thought, well, what now?
What now, indeed.