I put up a Tweet tonight telling people to hold off buying tickets to the live Melbourne Podcuddle. Now I shall explain myself.
Here’s the deal. When we first discussed going to the festival, it was because Greg had been invited to do his one man show and we thought it would be a good opportunity to do the podcast AND that I would be able to do stand up in Melbourne. As the date got closer, it became apparent that I was a bit of an afterthought. So, I had my manager call today to find out what other shows I would be doing stand up on. The answer came today: None.
The reason they gave was that I only had a visa to do the podcast. I now have a choice to make. I can go to Melbourne for 12 days, as planned, and just do the podcast and the late show planned with Wil, Charlie, me and Greg. We haven’t really planned to do any stand up on that one. The problem with this choice is that I will be sitting around a festival while other people are performing, and based on how my career has gone, that is a special kind of hell I’m not interested in.
Another choice is to not go. I am currently leaning to not going. I’m dreading being away from Finn for 12 days and to do that for just one podcast might be rough. Last time I was away – in SF – he didn’t sleep and generally had an awful time.
The third option is to put on my own shows somewhere. One in Melbourne (but logistically, that could be a nightmare with the festival going on) and one is Sydney. I’d have to rent a small theater.
Anyway, that’s where I’m at with Melbourne. It’s been a shit day overall with other showbiz stuff and this was the icing on the cake.
- wallofdis said: The visa thing sounds suspect. I’d have that confirmed by the consulate first, and then make a decision.
- djkalteraphine said: This is horseshit dude. But you should be there for your boy.
- this-seems-odd said: dude im at school so i cant go to the one in melbourne - but me and all my mates would go to the sydney one for sure!
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