How do you get your family to do what you want them to?
Embarrass them. Always works for me.
Recently – on the Comedy Workshop in Greece – we got the chance to show off big time. It was fun. I loved it. Came back home with a whole set of tools to make relations run a mile or fall in line.
One of our top comedians, Arthur Smith, who was running the course, told us in no uncertain terms when we were being funny or not. He taught us the difference between Funny Ha Ha, Funny Peculiar and Funny Boring. Actually I made the last one up: it’s just ‘Boring’.
Now, he’s got me a gig this week in London. I have 5 minutes to make a fool of myself as a Stand Up in a well known Comedy venue.
I have no studio to hide in and the Heir Raising Mums can’t come with. All alone in front of 60+ expectant strangers – as well as some family and friends if they remember to come. (Probably will – always worth a trip to see your sibling look stupid I reckon).
Above is a picture of me practising my set.
The family are well impressed.
If you never hear from me again, I’ve emigrated to a place where there’s no voice or photo recognition.