Stand Up and Deliver
Andy?s first hilarious, terrifying and hectic year in the world of comedy. Walking down the flight of steps to the comedy club, I shuffled past the healthy line of punters waiting to get in. A woman with a cash box...
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Andy?s first hilarious, terrifying and hectic year in the world of comedy. Walking down the flight of steps to the comedy club, I shuffled past the healthy line of punters waiting to get in. A woman with a cash box accosted me. ?Can I help?? she asked. In reply, I asserted something that, over 600 gigs later, still feels a bit odd and a bit beautiful: ?I?m one of the comedians.? I was a virgin, a newbie, a rookie: an island of panic in a sea of certainty and self-assurance. Amidst all the happy banter, rib-tickling and general joviality, I had never felt more lonely or quite as stranded? After years of searching, I had finally fund the thing in life I was best at.
Highly entertaining account of a young man's first year as a rookie comedian. His comedy is focused on the world rather than the church, and he gigs regularly around the country ' average three times a week. He has a considerable following through the churches but also does a great deal of work through the mainstream comedy circuit. He has performed regularly at all the main Christian events. "The book represents my first year in the world of comedy. The book will chart the reality of life on the comedy circuit ' and how those ups and downs affect my faith, my relationships, my goals etc. It is also about a 25 year old slightly at odds with his environment. The gigs are a stepping stone for observations on life in general. I want to provide good quality humour that faces outwards and talks about life in general, rather than looking inwards and seeing the funny side of church."
Andy Kind is an award-winning comedian, one of the pioneers behind the wave of Clean Comedy hitting the UK circuit. He has appeared on BBC1 and Radio 5Live and performs to live audiences of about 10,000 people a year.