A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Get up...Stand up...


When I was a kid I really fancied myself as a clown whenever the circus came to town!
And nowadays, whenever I go to the Edinburgh Fringe, I start dreaming of having my own stand-up act.
After all this festival started as a sideline to the main one and anyone who thought he or she could perform was welcome! to try his or her luck and dodge the rotten tomatoes if necessary!
Over the years, I have seen a few acts that would've been booed off stage, had it not been for the lack of a brave audience. But on the main, most have been passable with the exception of people like Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Eddie Izzard, David Schwimmer, Paul Merton, Billy Connolly, etc... who have made it to the big time!
And so, I have begun taking weekly guitar lessons and might incorporate some songs in my "show... "
As I haven't yet started on a script, I am open to (tongue in cheek) suggestions...
Daphnée once hinted at "The Naked Cheb"
Cheb, is a young Algerian Rai singer like Cheb Khaled...
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Blogger Mary said...

Go for it!

14/9/06 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you will be great! I can't wait to see you on You-Tube!

I'm painting my studio Obscure White. It sounds boring but it looks real nice! A lot of work!!! I'm still touching up but I should be done today, I guess you would know all about that with your restaurants and mosiacs!!! ~valgal

14/9/06 6:19 PM  
Blogger Le Chat said...

Ooooh you must learn to ride the unicycle. That's what clowns do, isn't it. Guitar playing unicycle rider. Can't think of a good name for that. But I will.

Made a retour au bercail rather than I planned.

14/9/06 8:54 PM  
Blogger cream said...

It's just a fantasy, Mary but you never know!o)

Yes, Val a YouTube might be the only way anyone will ever get to see me!
Never heard of Obscure White but you're the artist! Deadlines, eh!

KITTY!!!! So nice to have you back so soon!
Yep, sounds good except that the only kind of cycle I can ride is a stationary exercise bike!!!

14/9/06 10:19 PM  
Blogger hobbes said...

And to think, we knew you before you were famous!!!

15/9/06 12:33 AM  
Anonymous guyana-gyal said...

What happened to them bongo drums you had when you first started this blog?

Play those and chant naked cheb things.

15/9/06 9:09 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Nice to have you back, Hobbes. Thought you'd baled out of your beautiful island blog!

Gigi, I've still got them bongos! That's given me the idea of a one-man band!
I need some cymbals between my knees, now!

16/9/06 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Caribbean Colors said...

Do something with food like a cross between Gallagher and Emeril

16/9/06 6:14 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

"they" were trying to get us to mingle more at a work social event yesterday, so when we introduced ourselves we were asked to tell a "fun fact" about ourselves. Bankers don't have many fun facts to share, and if they do they're afraid to tell. So when I introduced myself and said "the first job I had when I moved to SF was as a clown" people were choking on their beverages at every table! Funny/odd to get a laugh just from stating a simple fact...

17/9/06 1:18 AM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Our comedy club started again last Monday night. We always have a slot for new-comers to the circuit so if you're serious, I'm sure I could get you a 5-minute slot to get you started.

Our audience are very kind even to the awful comic whose punchline was ' I'm bisexual. No, really, I am'. I'm still not sure whether he was trying to make us laught or hitting on the entire room at once.

17/9/06 8:42 PM  
Anonymous chilldaddy said...

Having trouble commenting... barely got this message out before.....

17/9/06 10:16 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Hayden, at least that would've broken the ice!

Ah, Cherrybabe, I could've come over tonight, told a few crappy jokes then stayed over to see a crappy game tomorrow night!
Please go easy on us!

CD, it's this bloody Beta-Blogger! Should really try and be a better Blogger...

18/9/06 12:23 PM  
Blogger euro-trac said...

Oh I can't possibly think straight now... my heart is all a flutter over your 'dome' like typography again! :O)

18/9/06 5:17 PM  
Anonymous DCveR said...

Funny Chef! You know... you may be onto something there. Although the image of the Swedish Chef from the Muppets keeps popping into my mind after reading this post!

18/9/06 7:05 PM  
Anonymous cream said...

Trac, it was supposed to be a marquee but, I agree it looks like your Dome!
Well, we could have a few games of Blackjack or roulettesthere one day, you never know!! Faites vos jeux...

DC, I do a mean Swedish chef impression!!!
Now, you missed my anniversary post a couple of weeks ago... You need to check it, you starred in it!

18/9/06 8:05 PM  
Blogger euro-trac said...

I know... it's just that you did do the dome before! I just can't help it, I just love a bit of type!

My dome.... hahahaha!!

18/9/06 8:21 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Are we playing you tomorrow night. Come on, the Iron!

Our club is fortnightly so maybe next week.

18/9/06 9:40 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Cream, just do it! You can, somehow I know you can. You are truly one of those people that can do whatever they set their minds to do.

19/9/06 1:12 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

Yes! perform on an exercise bike!

19/9/06 9:07 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Yes, I remember when I suggested one could use it to make a giant Paella if it was turned upside down! I may draw it one of these days, Trac!

Cherrybabe, first I'll have to buy myself that One Thousand and One Clean Jokes and pick a couple good ones. Do you think I should wait until everyone is drunk before telling them?

L, you have so much faith. The only thing is that I get bored very quickly and jump to the next thing...

Lettuce, I could get fit while telling jokes, eh!

19/9/06 12:45 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Just make sure you take a video of your debut so you can post it here. (And I think the drawing would make a great original avatar -- the head part, I mean.)

20/9/06 2:53 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Just checked that post. Thanks for the mention. I didn't remember being the first to comment your blog...
Oh, and I'm not that tall, 1,74m. Average Portuguese guy I guess.

24/9/06 12:23 AM  
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