Elf's Diary Entry #1 - What have I been up to?


Hey everyone,

I hope you are all well. It has been a while since I have written properly, so apologies.

Key reason being I have been insanely busy!

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To summarise November in a few bullet points...

  • My diet has mainly consisted of coffee, almond croissants... and well... berocca.

  • Music has consisted of Fat White Family, Aesop Rock and Taylor Swift on repeat (OH MY GOD HER ALBUM IS SO GOOD).

  • Tasks have included moving house to OVAL, writing articles, love letters, comedy routines, plays and short films, gigging around the UK, teaching Ping-Pong, tutoring GCSE English, making a Shark costume and choreographing a new burlesque routine...

  • Comedy highlights included compering Secret Forum’s Sunday Papers Live at the end of the month in Camden and performing three ramshackle Work-In-Progress showings of my new show Being Barbarella at the Etcetera Theatre. I learnt more about comedy in those three nights than I have in the latter half of this year and it felt incredible!

  • I was thrilled to learn at the beginning of the month I won an Ideastap Brief to have a weekend of writing mentoring with the incredibly well-respected Laurence Marks, writer of British sitcoms such as Birds of Feather, The New Statesman and Goodnight Sweetheart. His advice was invaluable to my development as a writer and it has proved very useful in the development of my new sitcom-esque stage play Duck Flu - which you can read more about at the bottom of this blog...

  • Add on top of all this my love of dancing with friends until the early hours and my recent addiction to my local gym which is OPEN 24 HOURS EVERY DAY - it is fair to summarise that I have NOT SLEPT AT ALL and am VERY TIRED. But goodness it feels so wonderful to be busy, and my abs are on fire.

  • Oh yeah, and I also went to LA for four days.....

Thus, for all of you who have been asking ‘What are you up to at the moment?”, here is a brief summary of my projects that I would love for you to come and support when you are not tooooo busy....

The Secret Comedians on the 17th December