It’s in the nature of blogs, I suppose, being published on the whim of their owners rather than for the benefit of a real audience, that they become a way of expressing hyper-sincere views on topics maybe a handful actually care about. So, that said, I am going to do just that right now.
Today, I took a sharp breath, and decided to kill my own sketch show.
There will be two more episodes of A Disappointment, and then no more ever again.
To be honest, I think The Fates have conspired against Series Two for a while. Every time I freed up some time to record, something from the real world would rush in and fill that gap. Managed one episode after an eighteen month gap, promised a further five, and… Well that episode was last July.
It’s never been for the want of ideas. I was positively shitting ideas out at one stage. But it was born in days when I could, and would, piss 3 hours away producing a 45 second snatch of comedy drum and bass, or the sound of Parky lobbing Bovril at a ghost. There simply isn’t time to do that anymore.
Then, last night, I caught an episode of a new BBC2 show ‘It’s Kevin’. And it was what I have been trying to do, being done on TV, mostly way better. So anyone coming to A Disappointment new may well think I’d been on the rob. And who could blame them? Who would you believe – a genuine legend of modern comedy, with an established career, or some wannabe twat from St Ives? I’m hugely glad that show is being made, it’s silly and pure and funny in a way that anything Jack Whitehall has ever touched just isn’t. But it’s clear that, if I was ever destined to do that myself, I missed my chance.
So. Start afresh. Do myself a favour and do something new.
But there is business to conclude. Seagull has an end point, that must be reached, I owe him that. Then there is smashing the whole thing up, like Nirvana wrecked their gear at the end of a set to get out of playing encores. If you’re going to end something, leave a mess.
Anyway. Two more episodes. Then no more.
Thanks, if you came along, for coming along. It’s led to friendships I hold very, very dearly. I will thank people properly in time, and believe me, they deserve that and more.
Now. Back to the shitty cartoons. Sorry for the lapse into self-importance. I did warn you though…